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Expressing sympathy...How do you say?


I'd like to tell someone whose brother just died,"I'm sorry. I know it's hard. I'm here if you need someone to talk to." How would I say that?

Also, someone( whose first language is Spanish) told me to say,"Lociento esmuy dificil Si menecesitas yo estoy contigo Si quieres ablar conmigo. " How accurate is that? It seems like the spelling is off on a couple of words, but I'm not sure.

Thanks in advance for your help. smile

updated MAR 28, 2010
posted by ecs329

2 Answers


Hmm, well if these are the proper words here is the proper spelling. Although I feel there are some missing words here or there so I'll bold my additions and you can take them or leave them.

Lo siento. Entiendo que es muy difícil. Si me necesitas yo estoy contigo si quieres hablar conmigo.

The translation from this Spanish to English would be like "I am sorry. I know that it is very difficult. If you need me I am with you if you want to talk with me."

Entiendo que means "I understand that" You can drop it if you like. I'm not entirely sure that this is the kind of "understanding" that would work here, but it can be used to mean that you and another person understand each other so I believe it should apply here.

updated MAR 28, 2010
edited by Fredbong
posted by Fredbong

Lo siento. Yo se que es muy deficil. Estoy aqui si necesitas alguien con quien hablar.

updated MAR 28, 2010
edited by kmeza
posted by kmeza
You've got some spelling errors, but they are minor. yo sé. difícil. - Fredbong, MAR 28, 2010
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