In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pitiably)(weep/moan) lastimeramentehe was pathetically thin — era de una delgadez que daba pena
- I can't reach, she said pathetically — —no alcanzo —dijo con voz lastimera
- they were pathetically grateful — su agradecimiento resultaba patético / penoso
2coloquial(lamentably)our pay is pathetically small — nos pagan una auténtica miseria coloquial
- they played pathetically — jugaron que daba pena
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