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compassion

noun [U]  us   /kəmˈpæʃ·ən/
a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for other people’s suffering or bad luck and a desire to help
compassionate
adjective  us   /kəmˈpæʃ·ə·nət/
a compassionate man
Translations of “compassion”
in Arabic رَحمة, حَنان…
in Korean 연민, 동정…
in Malaysian belas kasihan…
in French compassion…
in Turkish şefkat, merhamet, sevecenlik…
in Italian compassione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同情,憐憫,惻隱之心…
in Russian сострадание, сочувствие…
in Polish współczucie…
in Vietnamese lòng thương…
in Spanish compasión…
in Portuguese compaixão…
in Thai ความเห็นใจ…
in German das Mitleid…
in Catalan compassió…
in Japanese 思いやり…
in Indonesian belas kasihan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同情,怜悯,恻隐之心…
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