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18 / 10 / 2005

SYMPATHETIC: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's word is: sympathetic It means: to show that you understand or care about someone else's problems. The opposite is unsympathetic. Do not confuse sympathetic with simpático. That word is translated into English as kind; nice; or friendly. Example 1 When I was going through that difficult time, I spent a lot of time talking to Betty. She's such a sympathetic person. I feel that she really listened to what I was saying and I always felt much better after our discussions. Example 2 We can encourage children to be sympathetic to others if we teach them to observe the children around them and we demonstrate appropriate responses like "Oh, look! Johnny has fallen down. Poor Johnny, he hurt himself. Let's go and help him." Example 3 Mr. Rittner was unsympathetic to Angela's personal situation and expected her to work overtime during the busy period. If you have any questions about this word, please don't hesitate to contact us. Enjoy your day!


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