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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