In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1afligidoapenado(expression) de pena
- ‘Wages are going up and up,’ he points out with a pained expression.
- We all look at him with pained expressions but he doesn't notice us - he's too busy chatting with his colleague.
- I looked around the room again, this time avoiding the mirror, although the pained expression lingers on Leil's face until I make a conscious effort to smooth it away.
- Her sobs died away, her pained expression softening.
- It could account for the pained expression on his face, the knitted eyebrows and his cross-eyed look of concentration.
- In the next shop, Stephanie had hardly crossed the threshold when she caught her foot on raised piece of carpet and fell to the floor nursing her ankle and with a pained expression on her face.
- I asked him innocently, mentally shoving down the pained expression that tried to break through.
- ‘I think there was humour in that,’ he says with a pained expression.
- Just as he moved his wrist a shooting pain engulfed his whole hand, bringing out a pained expression on his face.
- His pained expression implies childlike insecurity, his shambling unsophistication contrasting with the intensity of the competition.
- More often than not her exasperated and slightly pained expression could only hint at the atrocities I had committed upon her native tongue.
- A pained expression lit his face and grabbed his head in pain.
- ‘All the adults have commitments in the Tribe,’ she explained, struggling to hide the pained expression in her eyes.
- For thirty seconds the camera close-shot her face, which morphed from an almost pained expression to a dim smile.
- He looked her in the eye with a pained expression and said ‘Madam, no one chooses red frames’.
- Consequently I spent the rest of the week on a beach on an island in paradise with a pained expression on my face, and unable to move around without squealing.
- Brooke lifts a hand to his chest, a pained expression on his boyish face.
- The office slowly filled up with pained expressions.
- I chuckle at his pained expression and say, ‘I'm sorry, my dear brother, my foot must have slipped.’
- Her whole face shriveled up into a pained, dried-apple doll expression.
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