In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(divertido)(chiste) funny(episodio) funny(episodio) amusing(persona) funnyte creerás muy gracioso ¿verdad? — I suppose you think you're funny
- qué gracioso, Eva dijo lo mismo ayer — how funny, Eva said the same thing yesterday
- lo gracioso del caso es que … — the funny / amusing thing about it is that …
- sería gracioso que nos hicieran pagar cuando nos han invitado — that would be great, making us pay after they'd invited us
2.1(atractivo)(figura/cara) attractivelas pecas le dan un aspecto muy gracioso — those freckles make her look really cute / sweet
- tiene una manera muy graciosa de reírse — she's got a lovely laugh
2.2su Graciosa Majestad — her gracious Majesty
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