Translation of "sympathy" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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sympathynoun

uk /ˈsɪm.pə.θi/ us /ˈsɪm.pə.θi/

sympathy noun (UNDERSTANDING)

B2 [ U ] (an expression of) understanding and care for someone else's suffering

同情(心),理解
The president has sent a message of sympathy to the relatives of the dead soldiers. 總統已經向陣亡士兵的家屬發出弔唁電報。
I don't have much sympathy for her - I think she's brought her troubles on herself. 我不太同情她——我覺得她是在自找麻煩。
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offer/send your sympathies formal

to express your sadness to someone because a relation or friend of theirs has recently died

慰問,弔唁,弔慰
I went along to the funeral in order to offer my sympathies. 我去參加葬禮以表弔慰。

More examples

  • She said that she was deeply moved by all the letters of sympathy she had received.
  • I have absolutely no sympathy for people who get into debt by overspending.
  • George was a wonderful man - you have my greatest sympathy.
  • It's your own fault Colin, you'll get no sympathy from me!
  • I feel a lot of sympathy for him, it can't be easy bringing up three children on your own.

sympathy noun (SUPPORT)

C2 [ U ] support and agreement

支持,贊同
I must confess I have some sympathy with his views. 我必須承認我比較贊同他的觀點。
sympathies [ plural ]

support

支持
Of those people questioned, 93 percent said their sympathies were with the teachers. 接受調查的人當中有93%表示支持教師。
He is known to have right-wing sympathies. 大家都知道他支持右派。
come out in sympathy with sb UK

to stop working in order to show your support for other workers who are on strike

參加罷工以支持(某人)
The railway workers came out in sympathy with the miners. 鐵路工人加入罷工,聲援煤礦工人。

(Translation of “sympathy” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)