how to answer"sorry"

jesnancy

New Member
CHINA CHINESE
hello everyone

I fall across this situation:Last monday my boss asked me to buy a birthday cake for him. I paid RMB930 for the cake .and then he went to Cananda on Wednesday. on the next day I met him on the line and he said to me"Nancy ,I am sorry that I forgot give you back the money for the birthday cake. I will give you when I come back next week."
suddenly, I can not find an appropriately reply.I was wondering "That's all right".but no more better answers.

thank you in advance
 
  • Musical Chairs

    Senior Member
    Japan & US, Japanese & English
    I am a little confused about this situation, but any of these would work:

    "That's all right."
    "That's fine."
    "Don't worry about it."

    "Nancy, I am sorry that I forgot to give you back the money for the birthday cake. I will give it to you when I come back next week."
     

    keepsakes

    Member
    English/Chinese Canada/China
    "Sorry."
    "It's okay. (or follow up with 'Don't worry about it.')"

    - is the most common response I can think of.
     

    Not being

    Senior Member
    Vietnam
    Hi jesnancy again

    I would answer (of course with a 'tender' smile that follows :D): you can wait till my birthday ^_^ jk

    A little notice to you that can-not cannot be seperated

    Good day!
     

    dveej

    Member
    US English
    "It's OK."
    "That's alright."

    If you say "Don't worry about it", make sure that you smile a little bit - sometimes this phrase can be used ironically with an angry face, and then it means that you are angry about the situation.
     

    jesnancy

    New Member
    CHINA CHINESE
    Hi jesnancy again

    I would answer (of course with a 'tender' smile that follows :D): you can wait till my birthday ^_^ jk

    A little notice to you that can-not cannot be seperated

    Good day!
    Hi Not being
    a lovely joke
    but the birthday cake is not for my boss :)
    my boss just asked me to buy one ~:)

    I know what do you mean and thank you
     

    jesnancy

    New Member
    CHINA CHINESE
    thank you ,everyone for your reply.
    another topic ,we cannot see the other's expression on his face :)
    so sometimes we may make mistake in express ourselves mood.
    I prefer the talk face to face.
     
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