What is the most natural way in Spanish to say "I'm sorry for your loss," as in what you would say to someone grieving over a departed relative or friend (or even the loss of a job)?

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The translation for that particular case (grieving) could be one of this:

Mi más sentido pésame

Mi más sincero pésame

Both are formal ways. The action of doing this is:

Dar el pésame (to your friend who just loss his father for example)

A more informal way of doing this would be:

Siento mucho tu pérdida

Te acompaño en tu dolor

Te acompaño en el sentimiento (thanks @Rellikiox)

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    I would add "Te acompaño en el sentimiento", it's very common.
    – Rellikiox
    Commented Dec 30, 2011 at 2:40

The most accurate translation in my opinion would be Lamento su/tu pérdida (formal/informal)

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