No Matter How You Say It: Kindness

by | Jan 23, 2023 | No Matter How You Say It | 0 comments

In Other Languages

Spanish – amabilidad 

French – gentillesse

German – Freundlichkeit

Italian – infantile

Swedish – barninna

Basque – umea

Portugese – criança



Word Origin

“The word ‘kindness’ harks back to the Old English ‘kyndnes’ which meant “nation” – and has roots in the word ‘kin’, as in one’s family, race or relations. The word eventually evolved into our more modern understanding of “courtesy or noble deeds” by the 14th century.”  From

Sign Language



Can you see the circle in the sign for kind and the harshness in both signs of rude?

Kindness Idioms

“Try a little kindness”

“Out of the kindness of your heart”

“The kindness of strangers”

“The milk of human kindness”

“Give someone a hand”

“Lend a hand”