How to Expressing of Regret



Ada beberapa cara untuk mengungkapkan emosional dari masing-masing pribadi. Di bahasa Inggris, selain dapat memahami tenses yang perlu dikuasai untuk melatih kita dalam percakapan baik lisan maupun tertulis, kita juga harus bisa mempelajari beberapa cara yang akan digunakan dalam percakapan. Salah satunya adalah mengungkapkan perasaan seperti penyesalan (expressing of regret)

Bisa dikatakan jika untuk mengungkapkan memang mudah namun dalam prakteknya, banyak orang sering ragu untuk mengucapkan secara lisan kepada orang lain. Nah, supaya tidak ragu untuk mengucapkan rasa penyesalan atas apa yang kita perbuat, berikut beberapa percakapan yang dapat kita dilihat berikut ini.

1. Ungkapan penyesalan ketika mengabaikan hewan piaraan teman.

· Didi: Where is our cat, Eko?
Eko: At home. Why did you ask about my cat?
Didi: Oh, my God. I told you to care of it and don’t leave it alone. It is dangerous to leave it alone. Did you put in the cage or not?
Eko: Oh, my God. I forgot. I let it be free at home.
Didi: Oh, no. It can go outside from the back yard. I told you to put it in the cage. That cat was so expensive, Eko.
Eko: I’am so sorry. I should do what you told. I forgot to do that. I was hectic these days with my work. I have a lot of work.
Didi: Go home and see it now. Make sure that the cat is fine.
Eko: Ok, I will go home and see it now. Keep calm down, please.

2. Ungkapan penyesalan ketika menyatakan sesuatu tidak sesuai dengan fakta

· Mother: Renata, you came home late today. It is already 9 p.m.
Renata : I am sorry, mom. My phone was off so that I can’t call you. I had a work group discussion at Tania’s house.
Mother: Really?
Renata: Uhmm, yes mom...
Mother: What was wrong with you?
Renata : I am so tired, mom.
Mother: Renata, you know, I saw you playing basketball at school, then you went to the cafeteria with your friends in basketball club. I followed you. Aren’t you telling a lie?
Renata: I am so sorry mom. I am afraid that you will be angry if you know I went to the cafeteria after basketball practice.
Mother: You are a girl. It’s not good to tell a lie like that. Just say to me if you want to go there. I’ll pick you up and I will not feel worried. You make me upset.
Renata: Please forgive me, mom. I now regret having told a lie. I assure you, hereafter, I will never lie to you again.
Mother: Good that you have realised. Be a good girl, honey.

Oleh: Albert S.
(Dikutip dari caramudahbelajarbahasainggris.net)