In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sorrowfully)(smile/speak) tristemente(smile/speak) con tristezathe flowers drooped sadly in their pots — las flores languidecían en las macetas
- The smiled vanished from his face and he looked sadly down at the book in his hands.
- The West, it is sadly said, has lost confidence in the Enlightenment.
- He sighed sadly to the fact that who he was talking to wasn't really there to listen to him.
- Near the end of the meal I looked up at my two brilliant companions and smiled sadly and shyly.
- Always a cheerful smile for all he met, he will be sadly missed by his many friends and neighbors.
- After trying to dissuade her, he sees that her mind is made up and sadly presents her to the Sultan.
- Ask a civil servant whether Tony Blair ever squares up to George Bush and a weak smile crosses the mouth and the head shakes sadly.
- He smiled at me sadly and we followed the carriage with my dad's casket around the town.
- No, she thought sadly, painfully aware that he was standing mere feet away from her.
- She stared at me through a bleary film of sleep and smiled sadly.
- I felt sadly let down though by the fact that none of you sent me a card!
- Terry smiles sadly like a missionary who has failed to convert that one last pygmy.
- All this, rather sadly, puts one terrible piece of news in the shade.
- The baby in his arms gurgled slightly and he smiled sadly as he looked down at the small little face.
- I look up at him and he's smiling so sadly that tears cloud my eyes before I can even look down.
- They started dancing, and I smiled sadly, wishing I had a relationship even half as wonderful as theirs.
- He smiled sadly and waved goodbye promising to see him tomorrow and then he drove away.
- I lingered in the doorway sadly, not really reassured by the fact that the usual ice between us was absent.
- His pleasant and unassuming manner endeared him to many and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
- Jo was held in high regard by all who knew her and her passing is sadly regretted.
2(regrettably)the garden had been sadly neglected — habían descuidado el jardín de manera lamentable
- he is sadly lacking in tact — lamentablemente no tiene nada de tacto
- you are sadly mistaken — estás totalmente equivocado
3(unfortunately)lamentablementedesgraciadamentesadly, he doesn't have the experience — lamentablemente, no tiene experiencia
- Prophetically and sadly, he had suggested he might turn out to be ‘the worst manager ever’.
- I pity their unhappy lives, but sadly there isn't a terrible great deal I can do to get them out and away from it.
- Those ten plus years of French and Spanish had just been buried by years of misuse, sadly.
- I had hoped this had gone away, but, sadly, things like this never do.
- The majority of fans hoping for a return to the afternoon grand final next year don't have much hope at all, sadly.
- They were moving into Little Palgrave Hall, so, sadly, we had to leave.
- Vietnam War, sadly, is another example of conflict won militarily but lost politically.
- And sadly, it's not terribly different from what is actually being done in some churches.
- I myself have long hoped to be a minion to Cruella Deville, but sadly my youthful dreams have been to no avail.
- Although it kept him from becoming entirely eccentric, sadly this imaginary power was not without its drawbacks.
- A supreme court judge offers some interesting advice but sadly does not develop it further.
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