What should I say? (death in family)

Mar 13th, 2007, 05:14 AM
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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?

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Mar 13th, 2007, 06:38 AM
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The same thing you would say to anyone......I am very sorry....Sono molto spiacente
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Mar 13th, 2007, 07:33 AM
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"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.."
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Mar 14th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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Grazie mille!
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Mar 15th, 2007, 02:54 AM
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Sono molto spiacente is used often. Ci dispiace is "We are sorry" Mi dispiace is "I am sorry"
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