Sympathy Messages in German


Learn some sympathy messages in German. Express your condolences in German with these set sympathy phrases.


I have collated here several phrases with which you can express your condolences, either in a card, by telephone or in person.


I am/We are very sorry to hear about your sad loss -
Mein/Unser herzlichstes Beileid zu dem tragischen Verlust

We are very sorry to hear about the sad loss of ... -
Es tut uns sehr leid, über den tragischen Verlust von ... zu hören

He was such a lovely man and we will miss him dearly -
Er war so ein netter Mann, und wir werden ihn sehr vermissen

She was such a lovely woman and we will miss her dearly -
Sie war so eine nette Frau, und wir werden sie sehr vermissen

I will miss him/her very much -
Ich werde ihn/sie sehr vermissen

We would so much like to console you, but we can’t find the right words -
Wir würden Ihnen/Dir so gerne Trost zusprechen, aber es fehlen uns die richtigen Worte
(Formal = Ihnen / Informal = Dir)

We hope you find strength in your family and the Lord at this sad time -
Wir hoffen sehr, dass Sie während dieser traurigen Zeit Stärke in Ihrer Familie und in Gott finden können (Formal)

We hope you find strength in your family and the Lord at this sad time -
Wir hoffen sehr, dass Du während dieser traurigen Zeit Stärke in Deiner Familie und in Gott finden kannst (Informal)

We are thinking of you at this very sad time -
Während dieser traurigen Zeit denken wir an Sie/Dich/Euch
(Formal = Sie / Informal singular = Dich / Informal plural = Euch)

Can we do anything to help? -
Können wir irgendwie helfen?





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