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English translation of 'compassion'

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[kɔ̃pɑsjɔ̃ ]
feminine noun

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Example Sentences Including 'compassion'

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Elle s'exclamait soudain avec compassion et condescendance Ah celui -ci n'ira pas loin..
Grainville, Patrick Les anges et les faucons
Fatigué et ému, il est venu dire sa compassion au monde de la souffrance, aux persécutés, aux exclus, aux détenus.
Le Monde (1998)
Ils me regardaient avec un sourire gentil comme si j'étais un enfant, comme si mon sort leur inspirait une compassion.
Grainville, Patrick Les anges et les faucons
Je souhaite que les spectateurs aient un sentiment de compassion vis-à-vis de ces hommes qui ont le courage de parler devant une caméra.
Le Monde (2002)
Joan savait écouter et m'a répondu avec la chaleur et la compassion dont j'avais besoin.
Marie Claire
Maman avait pour lui une amitié sincère, pleine de compassion.
Parce qu'ils attendaient de moi non pas de faire naître la compassion mais de faire savoir qu'ils existent.
Le Monde (2000)

Trends of 'compassion'

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'compassion' in Other Languages

British English: sympathy /ˈsɪmpəθɪ/ NOUN
If you have sympathy for someone who has had a misfortune, you are sorry for them, and show this in the way you behave towards them.
We expressed our sympathy for her loss.
  • American English: sympathy
  • Arabic: تَعَاطُف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: compaixão
  • Chinese: 同情心
  • Croatian: simpatija
  • Czech: soucit
  • Danish: sympati
  • Dutch: sympathie
  • European Spanish: lástima compasión
  • Finnish: sympatia
  • French: compassion
  • German: Mitgefühl
  • Greek: συμπόνια
  • Italian: comprensione
  • Japanese: 同情
  • Korean: 동정
  • Norwegian: sympati
  • Polish: sympatia
  • European Portuguese: compaixão
  • Romanian: compasiune
  • Russian: сочувствие
  • Latin American Spanish: lástima
  • Swedish: sympati
  • Thai: ความเห็นใจ
  • Turkish: halden anlama
  • Ukrainian: співчуття
  • Vietnamese: sự thông cảm
British English: compassion NOUN
Compassion is a feeling of pity, sympathy, and understanding for someone who is suffering.
Elderly people need time and compassion from their physicians.


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