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Published April 29, 2024 | Version v1
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EXPLORING FORMAL AND INFORMAL CONDOLENCE EXPRESSIONS IN ENGLISH AND UZBEK LANGUAGES

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This article is devoted to the exploration of formal and informal condolence expressions in both English and Uzbek languages. The article reveals a cross-cultural comparison, examining how formal and informal communication methods are utilized in expressing condolences within English and Uzbek contexts, and their implications on language, culture, and social norms. The analysis encompasses a study of condolence letters by presidents and literary works., providing insights into the nuances of expressing condolences in both formal and informal setting across these languages. Having conducted the research, the following findings were revealed: (1) in formal English expressions of condolence the primary focus lies on conveying sympathy and offering comfort to the bereaved family. (2) officially condolence expressions in Uzbek language are characterized by a greater emphasis on acknowledging and amplifying the qualities and actions of the deceased individual. The practical implications of this study can be used to understand cultural differences in expressing condolences and enrich cross-cultural communication.

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