Friday, July 18, 2014

So Sorry for Your Loss

Yesterday was a dark day for many people in the world, but especially for the loved ones and family and friends of the passengers of the downed Malaysian Airlines plane in the Ukraine.

How do you pay your condolences in such a situation? 

According to Marianne in her blog Like a Sponge

"In English there isn’t one single word that can do the job of gecondoleerd. You can’t just say sorry because it’s not weighty enough, so you have to fumble around and come up with something like ‘I’m sorry for your loss’ or ‘my condolences’ but you don’t have one kant en klare phrase-length word that will do the job."

So gecondoleered to the families and friends of the 193 Dutch citizens who lost their lives in the horrible crash. And my condolences for every person who died in that catastrophe. 

May They Rest In Peace.


Anonymous said...

beautifully said, such a loss,

Anonymous said...

A complete tragedy.

Carla from The River said...

I know it, :-( .... such a tragedy.
Our prayers.