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23 / 10 / 2007

SYMPATHETIC vs. FRIENDLY: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today's word is: Sympathetic (adj.)

Meaning: when you are kind to someone who is hurt or sad and you show that you understand and care about their problems, you are being sympathetic.

Example 1:
I do not feel at all sympathetic towards Alex. I think it's his fault that he lost his job. He shouldn't be complaining.

NOTE: You cannot translate this adjective to Spanish as simpático/a. That would be friendly or nice.

Example 2:
She is a very friendly person.

The equivalent verb of the adjective sympathetic is sympathise.

Example 3:
I find it very difficult to sympathise with him.

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