What to say when you recognize someone mistakenly

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ScottX

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Today I met one foreigner on the street and mistook him for one of myu British friend at first. I said hello to him then I realized that I had made a mistake. I said sorry to him.

In Chinese, in this kind of context, most of us would say “ I am sorry I recognize the wrong person." (recognize the person mistakenly," or say " I am sorry I made a mistake."

I am wondering what English native speakers would most likely say if they encounter such situation.
 
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