EXPRESSING SYMPATHY (LOW B2)

LOOK AT THIS CARTOON STRIP

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WHAT´S HAPPENING?

TINA SAYS : “I’m sorry to hear that.”   It means that Tina feels sad or knows what Sony feels.

THIS IS A WAY OF EXPRESSING SYMPATHY IN ENGLISH. CAN YOU THINK OF ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO SHOW SYMPATHY IN THIS SITUATION?

WHAT OTHER SYMPATHETIC LANGUAGE DO YOU KNOW?

BE CAREFUL BECAUSE SYMPATHETIC DOES NOT TRANSLATE INTO SPANISH AS “SIMPÁTICO”. IT´S A FALSE FRIEND!!!!

Read more at: http://www.sekolahoke.com/2011/06/cartoon-series-how-to-express-sympathy.html
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Posted on November 2, 2015, in UNCATEGORIZED and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Mónica Fernández

    I’m sorry by heart
    Can It be used this expression?

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  2. I´M AFRAID THIS IS NOT RIGHT IN ENGLISH. IT´S A LITERAL TRANSLATION. WE´LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN CLASS, OK?

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  3. Mónica Fernández

    Ok, thanks!

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