How may I express concern without asking if the person is 'OK' but wanting them to be 'OK'?

It's not obvious how to do so in English. In English you might say something like "get well soon", but that's not quite what I mean

A friendly or polite phrase used to wish someone well when they are ill.

I'm looking for a standard phrase or idiom.

  • Welcome to the Japanese Language stack exchange. General translation requests without any evidence of research or a specific language question are considered off topic on this site. Can you try to make an attempt and frame the question from the perspective of what you've found?
    – Leebo
    Commented Oct 25, 2019 at 4:24
  • hi @Leebo where can i search Japanese idioms?
    – user35835
    Commented Oct 25, 2019 at 4:35
  • @Leebo i googled "express concern" and "japanese" and got nothing at all
    – user35835
    Commented Oct 25, 2019 at 4:39
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    Jisho had a tag for idiomatic expressions, but it probably has too many results to just sift through. jisho.org/search/%23words%20%23id
    – Leebo
    Commented Oct 25, 2019 at 5:01

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Get well soon - [お大事に]{おだいじに}.

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    do you have anything to add about this phrase?
    – user35835
    Commented Oct 25, 2019 at 12:37
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    @vqlk I learned it some time in the past. But you can find something here: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/6032 So it's kind of a duplicate.
    – mic
    Commented Oct 25, 2019 at 14:57
  • thanks for the link. take care, is the english expression, i s'pose. thanks
    – user35835
    Commented Oct 25, 2019 at 15:05
  • @vqlk, if this answers your question, you can mark the answer as accepted by clicking on the grey tick mark at the left of the answer. Thanks!
    – jarmanso7
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 12:23
  • can you edit in the link @jarmanso7
    – user35835
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 13:09

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