Sympathy is a process a person feels attracted towards others, so that they can feel what is experienced, done and suffered by others.
Sympathy is used to show our sympathy when our family, friends and colleagues experience something bad or go through a terrible situation. It is almost has the same purpose with expressing condolence.
But, expressing condolence is deepest than sympathy. For example, when our friend’s father has passed away, we use the condolence expression. With say “Please accept my deepest condolence”.
Here are some expressions to show our sympathy to other people:
- Oh, I am sorry to hear that.
- That’s too bad.
- What a pity of you !
- Be patient, it would be better soon.
- I take my sympathy to you.
- I sympathize with your condition.
- I know how are your feeling.
- You must be very upset.
- Oh, poor Jane. What happened to her?
- Please accept my condolence.
Expression of sympathy for something fun:
- I'm happy for you then.
- How exciting!
Here are some responses to accept sympathy from other people :
o I hope so.
o It’s very kind of you.
o That’s a pity, isn’t it?
o Thanks for your sympathy.
o Thanks for your support.
o I would be OK, thank you very much for your support.
o Thank you for your concern.
o Thank you so much.