Przebacz mi. (Sentence Note & Question)


#1
  • przebaczyć -czę -czysz (pf), (impf) przebaczać -am -asz, + Acc, za + Acc = to forgive s.o. for s.t
  • przebaczenie (n noun) = forgiveness
  • wybaczyć -czę -czysz (pf), (impf) wybaczać + Dative = forgive
  • wybaczenie (n noun) = forgiveness

#2

Some advice please … can anyone explain the difference, if any, between wybaczyć & przebaczyć? I can see that the grammar that follows their use differs but how would their usage differ in practical terms? Thanks!


#3

They don’t differ that much in terms of meaning.

“Wybaczyć” is the default equivalent of “to forgive”, without any special connotations. “Przebaczyć” is a bit more serious and poetic, so it would mostly be used when a long-standing grudge (or anything that’s difficult to forgive) is at play.