leid tun

Meanings

1.
to be sorry
("jemandem tut etwas leid" - note that German does it backwards. The thing is the subject and the person is the Dative object. Literally, Germans say "It does harm to me.")

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Vocab:

leiden, leid tun, leider, die Leidenschaft, die Beleidigung, das Mitleid


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