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bcm64 Mar 13th, 2007 05:14 AM

What should I say? (death in family)
My husband and I are going to visit his two Aunts in Italy next month, both of whom lost their husbands within the last two years. I would like to express my condolences in Italian when I see them. What would be appropriate to say?

Ann1 Mar 13th, 2007 06:38 AM

The same thing you would say to anyone......I am very sorry....Sono molto spiacente

carrom Mar 13th, 2007 07:33 AM

"Ci dispiace molto" or "condoglianze". Sono spiacente is gramatically correct but means something very slightly different as in "I am sorry but I cannot help you.."

bcm64 Mar 14th, 2007 07:11 AM

Grazie mille!

Ann1 Mar 15th, 2007 02:54 AM

Sono molto spiacente is used often. Ci dispiace is "We are sorry" Mi dispiace is "I am sorry"

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