# What does お察しいたします mean?

The context (manga) is that a family's son is about to die; I think the speaker is trying to express condolences. However, the dictionary meaning seems to be "I make a guess", and I don't think that can be right in the context!

Here it is again:

お察しいたします

Thanks!

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I think a loose translation to English that might convey the intention of お察{さっ}しいたします is, "I can only guess how you feel". –  Questioner Feb 17 '13 at 4:38