i beg your pardon

i beg your par·don
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ahy beg yoo r, yawr, yohr pahr-dn]
    • /aɪ bɛg yʊər, yɔr, yoʊr ˈpɑr dn/
    • /ˈaɪ beɡ jɔː(r) ˈpɑː.dən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahy beg yoo r, yawr, yohr pahr-dn]
    • /aɪ bɛg yʊər, yɔr, yoʊr ˈpɑr dn/

Definitions of i beg your pardon words

  • convention i beg your pardon You say 'Pardon?' or 'I beg your pardon?' or, in American English, 'Pardon me?' when you want someone to repeat what they have just said because you have not heard or understood it. 0
  • noun i beg your pardon excuse me! 0

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i beg your pardon popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for i beg your pardon

interj i beg your pardon

  • sorry — feeling regret, compunction, sympathy, pity, etc.: to be sorry to leave one's friends; to be sorry for a remark; to be sorry for someone in trouble.

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