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compassion

noun [U] uk   us   /kəmˈpæʃ.ən/ approving
a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them: I was hoping she might show a little compassion.
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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