Percakapan Meminta Maaf dan Mengungkapkan Kesantunan dalam Bahasa Inggris

Percakapan minta maaf
Seringkali dalam pergaulan sehari-hari atau ketika kita bertemu dengan orang yang berbahasa Inggris, kita mungkin melakukan kesalahan. Oleh karena kita berusaha untuk hormat dan sopan, kita perlu mempelajari berbagai ungkapan untuk meminta maaf dan mengungkapkan kesopanan. Pada hakikatnya, meminta maaf berarti kita juga sudah mengungkapkan kesantunan.

Meminta Maaf dan Mengungkapkan Kesantunan

Situasi di sebuah pusat jajanan yang ramai.

Mr. Bob: Excuse me. Is this seat empty?

Bonny: Oh, I am afraid it is not, Sir. This seat belongs to my friend. He is on his way now. I do apologize.

Mr. Bob: Oh, I see. It's okay. Thank you.

Situasi di dalam kelas.

Herry : Teni, did you bring my English Grammar book that you borrowed yesterday?

Teni : Oops, I am so sorry, Herry. I didn't bring it. | must have forgetten it this morning. How about tomorrow?

Herry : Okay. But please don't forget it tomorrow, OK? My brother needs it.

Teni : Yupe, sure. I'II bring it tomorrow. Thank you Herry.



Situasi di rumah.

Mother : Dion, your teacher just called. She said that you miss the class today. Is that right?

Dion : Yes, Ma'am. That's right.

Mother: Why? You went to school this morning. You said goodbye to Mum. What happened? And please tell the truth.

Dion : Yes, Mum. i missed the class because I hate Math, I don't like It at all and I didn't do the homework. The Math teacher is so rude.

Mother: Hmm, so that is the problem. I see. Well, you can't miss the class anyway. You have to face it not neglect it. I will speak with your class teacher. We will figure it out together. Promise me! You will never ever lie and do such a bad thing.

Dion : Yes, certainly Mum. I am asking for your forgiveness. i am really, really sorry Mum.

Mother: All right then. Tomorrow I'll be talking with your class teacher and maybe you can enter a private math course to understand math better.

Dion: Yes, Mum. Thank you.

Meminta maaf dan mengungkapkan kesantunan

Formal

- I do apologize

- I am afraid that …. (santun dan sopan)

Menekankan makna

- I am asking for your forgiveness

- I am really really sorry for ……

Casual

- I am sorry for ….

- Sorry for …..

- I am so sorry.

Praktikkan percakapan berikut dengan temanmu.

A : i'm sorry. I was accidentally step on your foot.

B : It's okay, don't worry.



Nia : Tary, I want to apologize.

Tary : Oh. Really? What for?

Nia :I didn't buy you the purse that you asked yesterday.

Tary : Ohh, I see. And why was that?

Nia : Yesterday I had to pick my sister at her piano course because my brother couldn't come. Then, the rain fell so heavily.

Tary : Oh, that's okay, Nia. I can buy it myself sometime or we can go together.

Nia : Really, are you okay? Because it seemed that you really wanted the purse.

Tary : Don't worry, Nia. i am totally okay.

Nia : That means you forgive me?

Tary : Sure, dear. Absolutely!

Nia : Thank you, Tary. Hey, let's go buy the purse this afternoon! Can you make it?

Tary : Wow, that sounds great. OK, I'Il come to your house at four. Wait for me.

Nia : Great. Be waiting for you!

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Percakapan Memerintah, Melarang, Meminta, Memberi Informasi, dan Berterima Kasih dalam Bahasa Inggris

Seringkali dalam aktifitas sehari-hari kita terlibat percakapan yang bisa saja berupa kondisi untuk menggunakan kalimat memerintah dan melarang. Ayo, simak contoh percakapannya!

Memerintah

Situasi di ruangan kelas.

Teacher: Ardi, please open page 26. Read it aloud!

Ardi : Yes, Sir.

Situasi di rumah.

Mother : Lina, turn off the air conditioner. It is too cold.

Lina — : Yes, certainly Mom.

Situasi di kantor.

Boss : Lena, bring me the paper that I must sign soon.

Secretary : Yes, Sir. Right away.

Melarang

Situasi di sebuah taman.

Rena : Don't step on the grass, Boy. Look at the sign!

Boy : Oh, you're right. I didn't see the sign.

Situasi di dalam perpustakaan.

Tiara : Ssshh, we should not talk aloud in the library!

Didi : Oops, sorry.

Situasi sedang dalam perjalanan ke sekolah.

Mei : I can't find any dust bin around here. I will throw the plastic here.

Carla : No. Don't do that. Keep the plastic in your bag. We must keep our environment clean!

Tips :

Memerintah

- Please, open the window!

- Turn on the lamp, please!

- Bring me the magazine!

Note: Gunakan kata “please” pada akhir kalimat untuk menunjukkan kesantunan atau kepada orang yang kita hormati, bisa juga tidak menggunakan kata “please” untuk orang-orang yang sudah sangat akrab dengan kita.

Melarang

- Don’t do tha it’s ………

- No, You can’t do that, it’s …….

Sekarang, praktikkan percakapan berikut dengan temanmu.

A: Take the blue scissors, please.

B: Here you are.



A: Dony, put the bag here.

B: OK.



A: Don't put the bag here.

B: OK.

Meminta, Memberi Informasi, dan Berterima Kasih

Ketika kita ingin menanyakan sesuatu atau berterima kasih dalam bahasa Inggris, kita bisa menggunakan beberapa contoh ungkapan berikut ini.

Situasi di sebuah taman.

Tourist : Excuse me. Could you tell me the way to the police station?

You : Yes, certainly. The police station is on the right side of Jalan Kenanga.

Tourist : Oh, yes. Thank you very much for your information.

You : Sure. No problem.

Situasi di kelas.

Teacher : Sally, could you tell us the capital of the United States?

Sally : Yes, certainly Ma'am. The capital city is Washington DC.

Teacher: That's right. Thank you Sally.

Situasi di rumah.

Brother : What is the meaning of “united”, Sis?

Sister : United means “persatuan” in Bahasa Indonesia, Bro.

Brother : Ahh, that's right. I remember now. Thank you my lovely Sister.

Meminta informasi :

More polite :

- Would you tell me …….

- Could you tell me …….

Casual :

- Please, explain to me about …..

- What is the meaning of …..

Memberi informasi :

- Yes, certainly, it’s ….

- Sure, it is ……

Sekarang praktikkan percakapan berikut dengan temanmu!

A : Hello, Lam new here. Could you tell me the way to the gym?

B : Ah, yes sure. The gym is ten minutes away. You can take the ojek to the gym.

A: I see. Thank you very much

B : Don't mention it.



Mr Adam: Hi, 'm new in the neighborhood. Could you tell me the way to the market?

Celine: Hi. Certainly, Sir. From here you just walk straight for about two blocks, then turn right. Go down for about five minutes and the market is exactly in front of you. You will notice it soon.

Mr. Adam: Oh, I see. Thank you very much. What's your name by the way?

Celine: My name is Celine, Sir.

Mr. Adam: Allright, thank you again Celine. My name is Mr. Adam.

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Percakapan Memuji dan Memberi Selamat dalam Bahasa Inggris

Ketika mendengar teman yang memenangkan lomba, berulang tahun, tampil cantik, atau pantas mengenakan sesuatu, tentu secara spontan kita mengeluarkan pujian atau memberi selamat. Lalu, bagaimana kita mengungkapkannya dalam bahasa Inggris? Yuk, simak penjelasan berikut!

Situasi di pesta ulang tahun.

Tirta : Congratulations, Riana! Wishing you a great age and year to come, full of blessings and grace.

Riana : Thank you very much, Tirta. Hey, you look great in that blue T-shirt and the shawl makes you awesome.

Tirta : Oh, thank you Riana. This suit is especially for your birthday.

Situasi di toko baju.

Mira : Ussy, what do you think of this red gown?

Ussy : Well, the red gown is beautiful. But, I think it won't suit you well.

Mira : Really? Too bad, I like it.

Ussy : Hey, try this white gown. It will suit you and you will look awesome at the prom.

Mira : All right. I’ll try.

Ten minutes later.

Mira : How do I look, Ussy?

Ussy : See? You look great, beautiful. It suits you perfectly!

Mira : Well, I guess that I already found the perfect partner for the prom.

Ussy : You got it right!

Situasi di sebuah lomba pidato bahasa Inggris.

The anouncer: And the winner goes to... Helmy, with his speech theme "English as a Second Language”

Chika: Did you hear that, Helmy? You Won! Congratulations, you deserve that.

Helmy: Thanks, God. Praise to God the All Mighty. Thank you,

Chika. This is also a tribute for you. Without your help on the script, I couldn't have won. You rock also!

Chika: Naay, don't mention it. I only gave a little help, you're the star. Go, get your trophy!

Helmy: Alright. Thank you a million times Chika.

Sebagai referensi, kata atau kalimat pembuka saat kamu dalam situasi ingin memuji atau juga memberi selamat dalam bahasa inggris, kamu bisa gunakan kata berikut :

Memuji :

It really suit you….

You look amazing in….

Memberi selamat :

Congratulation,…..

Well done on a great job doing…..


Sekarang, praktikkan percakapan-percakapan berikut dengan temanmu atau lakukan sendiri dirumah didepan cermin dengan menggunakan ekspresi dan gerakan anggota tubuh ya!

Joshua : Hi, Ellen. I watched your performance today. It was great.

Ellen: Really, did you think I played well?

Joshua: Of course, you were fantastic.

Ellen: Oh, thank you very much. You're too kind

Joshua: I have no doubt that you can do well in the national singing competition.

Ellen : Thanks for your support. Please pray for me that I“II do well.

Joshua : Of course. Don't sweat it, you're gonna ace it.

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Percakapan Setuju dan Tidak setuju dalam Bahasa Inggris

Bagaimana mengekspresikan dalam kata-kata berbahasa Inggris ketika kita ingin mengungkapkan persetujuan maupun pertidaksetujuan? (Agree or Disagree)

Ayo kenali dulu “rumusnya”!

Situasi di ruang keluarga.

Mesya: I don’t like Sinetron. It’s just a waste of time and the story is similar. Poor girl with rich boy, mean mother or sister, it’s so lame!

Gerry: Iagree with you, Sis. What is the benefit of watching Sinetron? It’s even doesn’t have any moral value, at all!

Lisa: Hey, what is so bad about it? Sinetron is just a reflection of daily life. We can see many of the stories in real life.

Aunt Rieke: Yes, I agree with Lisa. It’s just a reflection of daily life.

Gerry: I disagree with Lisa and aunt Rieke. Sinetron is always overeacting, too much, not natural. The producer is only chasing the ratings.

Mesya: I couldn’t say I agree with Lisa and aunt Rieke too. The same actor and actress, the same theme, stories, boring!

Daddy: Hey, come on. It’s okay that you all have different opinions. The world is full of differences. Take it easy, guys.

Sebagai referensi untuk mengawali kata setuju dan tidak setuju dalam Bahasa inggris, kamu bisa gunakan ungkapan berikut ini :

Menyetujui :

l agree with

I think the same way as

I couldn’t agree more,

Tidak menyetujui :

I disagree with.

I don’t agree with,

I couldn't say that I agree with...



Nah, Sekarang, praktikkan percakapan berikut dengan temanmu atau praktekkan sendiri di depan cermin jika kamu tidak punya partner untuk berlatih Bahasa inggris.

Helen: I like Michael Bubble song. The lyrics are great and represents my feelings. What do you think?

Ratih: I disagree with you. I prefer Hoobastank or Maroon five, groovier and fun.

Helen : I see. It seem that you don’t like mellow or slow song, do you?

Ratih : I couldn’t agree more, you’re definitely right. I like groovy and rhythmic song.

Lakukan latihan percakapan Bahasa inggris dan juga lakukan banyak mendengar percakapan dari sumber manapun untuk meningkatkan kemampuan Bahasa inggris kamu lebih baik lagi. Sebagai bahan referensi lainnya dalam blog ini sudah ada kami siapkan beberapa ungkapan setuju atau tidak setuju dalam Bahasa inggris lebih banyak silahkan ke artikel : Ungkapan agreeing dan disagreeing dalam Bahasa inggris.

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