In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(grin/laugh) triste(laugh/grin) amargo
- Theresa's jaw dropped, her face becoming stale and mirthless.
- She doesn't need to articulate as much, her hooting, strangely mirthless laugh says it for her.
- Relieved, he stole a glance back that that officer, mirthless and cold.
- How symbolic, he thought with a mirthless smile.
- I objected quickly, but his mirthless chuckle made me stop in my tracks.
- A mirthless smile upturned one corner of his mouth.
- Then, all in a moment, her face darkened with a mirthless glare as though there had been no jocularity to begin with.
- He watched, his eyes mirthless as she pulled her saber clear from the slight cover of the light coat she wore.
- His laughter was spiteful and mirthless, and he took his time, content to let his presence sink in.
- I gave a mirthless laugh - of course, Jay and I hardly acknowledged each other as friends so perhaps I was being too melodramatic over this.
- One look and I gave a mirthless laugh, mocking myself.
- ‘I'm such a wimp,’ she muttered out angrily, a mirthless smile tainting her lips.
- I came to realize that it was an unnecessarily mirthless, joyless book and I would like it to be, for one thing, more sensuous, more rounded in a way.
- That got a few mirthless chuckles from the rest of the men.
- The way his features were set, and especially the mirthless smirk on his face, gave him an almost malignant appearance.
- ‘No,’ he said again, a mirthless smile forming on his lips.
- He presses, a small and mirthless smirk coming to his stoic lips.
- The werewolf bared its fangs in a mirthless grin and made a low growling sound that sounded chillingly like laughter.
- I mentally flinched and let out a mirthless laugh.
- Angelos mirrored the mirthless look, all signs of warmth abruptly gone from his countenance.
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