sympathie

English translation: about right

01:03 Sep 13, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: sympathie
A German is saying this phrase, attempting to communicate in English:

I like you very much (may be it is a little bit more than just sympathy).
stella
English translation:about right
Explanation:
Sympathie is liking somebody, feeling affection for them. The writer is obviously a bit guarded not to commit himself/herself too much but admits to having rather a weak spot for you.
I'll cross my fingers then, shall I?
Selected response from:

Anita Millar (X)
Local time: 23:32
Grading comment
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
naempathy
Carola
naI like you more than just a little
Gillian Searl
naabout right
Anita Millar (X)


  

Answers


12 mins
about right


Explanation:
Sympathie is liking somebody, feeling affection for them. The writer is obviously a bit guarded not to commit himself/herself too much but admits to having rather a weak spot for you.
I'll cross my fingers then, shall I?

Anita Millar (X)
Local time: 23:32
PRO pts in pair: 68
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

6 hrs
I like you more than just a little


Explanation:
Sympathie = liking, affection


    Collins
Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 126
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

10 hrs
empathy


Explanation:
You will often find Germans trying to communicate in English using the term 'sympathy' as a direct replacement for the German 'Sympathie', which is, of course, wrong. I agree with the previous answer/interpretation of 'liking', I usually translate it with empathy in a professional context

Carola
Local time: 23:32
PRO pts in pair: 12
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)



Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.


See also:

Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search