In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1sonreírhe grinned nervously at me — me sonrió nervioso
- Great action, good characters, good acting, good villains, a good story: I came out of the cinema grinning with delight.
- Dom grinned at my joke and at his idea.
- My vision a bit blurry and still gasping for breath, I found myself trapped by three grinning teenage girls.
- The man was still grinning from ear to ear.
- As my bare feet hit the cool cement of pavement I grinned in triumph.
- The girl grinned impishly, her hazel eyes sparkling with mischief.
- Walk through the tiny airport at Yap, and a small tanned youth will grin at you broadly and place a flower arrangement on your head.
- Kevin and Max smirked and grinned in triumph at each other.
- By now more than one third of the class was grinning broadly or chuckling to themselves.
- The older girl stopped short and looked over her head, grinning like a maniac.
- He grinned wickedly in response to her skeptical expression.
- Maurice eyed me suspiciously, then realised who I was and grinned.
- She couldn't stop grinning like an idiot for the rest of the day.
- She grins at me, revealing perfectly white teeth.
- He returned to the locker room, covered with mud, but grinning ear-to-ear.
- Her friend laughed and even Sadie couldn't help grinning a little.
- In all of the pictures, her mother was grinning like a Cheshire cat.
- To our astonishment, Denis was grinning at us, and was even now heading in our direction.
- He gave him a pat on the head and grinned in spite of himself.
- Both boys were grinning widely, showing off all their teeth.
- Both men grinned broadly as they left court.
1sonrisa femeninofemenino sonrisa burlonaand you can take / wipe that grin off your face! — ¡y no te rías!
- a horrible grin — una mueca espantosa
- He flashed the attendant behind the counter a dimpled grin and she smiled back warmly.
- Anthony, apparently listening in, flashes a wicked grin at his oldest brother.
- He blinked, then grinned his huge, cheesy grin, and pointed to the wall next to him.
- Next morning, the flatmates have to laugh at me because I'm sitting in my dressing gown, staring into space with the goofiest grin you can imagine.
- Theo looked up from his meal with a grin of satisfaction on his face.
- She glared at him, wanting to wipe that stupid grin off his face.
- I looked back at Alison and she had a satisfied grin on her face.
- She clicked off the phone and left the room with a silly grin on her face.
- Suddenly Nook clapped his hands, and a broad grin spread across his face.
- A devious grin crossed his face as his clear grey eyes twinkled with amusement.
- I just wanted to punch him, making that stupid grin vanish from his face forever.
- Rosie was waiting for me at the station and after some hugs and grins it was off to Rosie's new house.
- When he nodded, she sat back happily, a grin plastered on her face.
- That's not it, so wipe off that stupid grin.
- He had the brightest blue eyes and a wide toothy grin.
- She could almost see the mischievous grin plastered on his face.
- I sit here with a silly grin on my face, feeling like I'm the first mother in the world to watch a child grow up.
- They smiled innocently up at the men, who looked down at them with silly grins, as if they had never seen a woman before.
- She was waving to them, a grin from ear to ear on her face.
- A self-satisfied grin appeared on his face before he turned away from the mirror.
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