I wish English had a phrase like this…

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‘Lo siento’ or ‘siento’

comes from the verb sentir (to feel or to sense)

It roughly translates to “I’m sorry” in English, but literally means, I feel or sense it. Can express regret as well.

I would much rather be able to say to someone hurting, “I feel you, my heart is with you, I sense your pain, and I regret the cause.” in one beautiful short meaningful phrase than our awkward, obligatory, and vague, “I’m sorry”.

We need a new word for that. Or we need to teach everyone Spanish.

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