German filter: Offering condolences in German
May 2, 2009 6:57 PM Subscribe
German filter: Help me write a bereavement/sympathy/condolence card for someone in Germany.
posted by doctor.dan to Writing & Language (6 answers total)
I recently found out that an elderly neighbour that I was pretty close to passed away. I wanted to send a card to her family, but my German is pretty bad (well, mostly gone).
I'm hoping to write something expressing my sorrow and thanking the family for letting me know. Perhaps something along these lines:
It is with great sadness that I heard of your recent loss. I wanted to let you know that you have my greatest sympathy, and my heart is truly saddened.
J was more than just a wonderful person; she was always so kind and considerate and willing to help at every possible opportunity without seeking anything in return. J will always remain within our hearts.
My sincere thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you.
Any help is, as always, appreciated from the green.