Sympathy Messages in German

Learn some sympathy messages in German. Express your condolences in German with these ready-made sympathy phrases, perfect for use in cards.

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

Mein/Unser herzlichstes Beileid zu dem tragischen Verlust

I am/We are very sorry to hear about your sad loss

Es tut uns sehr leid, über den tragischen Verlust von ... zu hören -

We are very sorry to hear about the sad loss of ... - 

Er war so ein netter Mann, und wir werden ihn sehr vermissen

He was such a lovely man and we will miss him dearly 


Sie war so eine nette Frau, und wir werden sie sehr vermissen

She was such a lovely woman and we will miss her dearly 

Ich werde ihn/sie sehr vermissen

I will miss him/her very much

Wir würden Ihnen/Dir so gerne Trost zusprechen, aber es fehlen uns die richtigen Worte -

(Formal = Ihnen / Informal = Dir)

We would so much like to console you, but we can’t find the right words

Wir hoffen sehr, dass Sie während dieser traurigen Zeit Stärke in Ihrer Familie und in Gott finden können (Formal) 

We hope you find the 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 hope you find strength in your family and the Lord at this sad time

Während dieser traurigen Zeit denken wir an Sie/Dich/Euch 

(Formal = Sie / Informal singular = Dich / Informal plural = Euch)

We are thinking of you at this very sad time

Können wir irgendwie helfen?

Can we do anything to help? - 

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