Sorry in German and more

I hear a borrowed English word ‘sorry’ more often than any of its German equivalents. Somehow Germans like this word. The online Duden dictionary gives the definition of the word as: ‘freundschaftliche H√∂flichkeitsformel zur Entschuldigung’ and notices that German ‘sorry’ comes from English ‘sorry’ (who would have doubt about that?!). Duden dictionary remarks that ‘sorry’ belongs to colloquial speech. It is such a relief to know that! For some reasons, I feel that Germans do not treat ‘sorry’ the same way as native English speakers do.

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