In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(expression/glance) de profunda tristeza(expression/glance) acongojado literario(cry/sigh) lastimero(sight) lamentable(sight) triste
- A single figure stepped toward the pyre and a mournful cry of loss and sorrow tore up into the night.
- Number Two Court may be colloquially known as the graveyard of champions but the mournful mood was only allowed to descend when football was mentioned.
- The answer is emphatic, the expression on the face is mournful.
- On a less mournful note he keeps pigs at his home in New England - just as the Prendergast family did when they lived in Fulford.
- Everett had a very deep bass voice that sounded perpetually gloomy and mournful when a person wasn't used to him.
- He wore sometimes a mournful look, at other times an almost blank expression as he followed his beloved grandmother.
- He came over and sat by my chair, a look of mournful regret on his open honest little face.
- Winter was over but there was room for a twinge of regret, it seemed to me, and a little mournful Polish fatalism.
- Plunged headlong into joyful Christmas celebrations, Jack mooches around looking mournful and lugubrious.
- Quite obviously, there is a deeply mournful element to the novel.
- Fleet, meanwhile, has the resigned and mournful air of a dog who knows the precise trick his master requires him to perform in return for dinner.
- I woke up when I heard the mournful cry of a harpooned whale.
- ‘We're not going to be all mournful,’ her husband Rob said before the funeral.
- Gradually throughout the 1920s the Anzac Day service became less and less akin to a mournful funeral.
- His reply was quite the most mournful plea for understanding I had ever heard in three decades of involvement in the crazy inexplicable world of racing.
- I am sure Jimmy would not have wanted us to be mournful.
- A voiceover started up, relaying a message of mournful defiance - I have completely forgotten what it said.
- The villagers all line the dock, tears welling in their respective eyes, waving a mournful farewell to the departing sailors.
- Ms. Kim plays a mournful noblewoman from Korea's Joseon Dynasty who later becomes a slave in China.
- Perhaps it was the heat, the lack of dinner in my belly, or some deep animal instinct, but I suddenly felt the urge to tip my head back and howl like a mournful dog.
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