Det kanske är jeg som är sen.


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A woman comes to a restaurant where she is meeting people she will have to collaborate with. She says:

Förlåt, det kanske är jeg som är sen.

Is she appologizing for having come late, or does it mean shat she thinks she maybe could have contacted these people earlier?
  • MattiasNYC

    Senior Member
    I don't think it implies contacting them earlier. None of the words point to that.

    The way I read it without further context it looks like comparing two things (since she uses the word "kanske", "maybe" in English); her being late with what we can assume is the opposite - her collaborators being early.

    So it looks like she's basically saying "Sorry, I first thought you people were early, but maybe I'm late instead." At least it looks like that to me.
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