In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sigh/purr) de satisfacción(workforce/person) satisfechoto be contented with sth — contentarse / conformarse con algo
- It all sounds rather blissful in a contented, domestic way that would have seemed unimaginable some years ago.
- She was a very jolly and contented person with a hearty laugh.
- A cheerful and contented audience hit the streets at twenty to eleven, heading for car parks, bus stops and the railway station.
- The fact is that he sounds so, well, jolly contented, and perhaps a bit of lonely yearning would have made the material a little more challenging and rewarding.
- With her bright eyes and contented expression it's hard to believe that Milly the fox had a brush with death.
- As he pulled away, I could see that peaceful, sleepy grin of the truly contented on her face.
- Amazingly, Euan is a smiley, contented baby, despite all his health problems.
- And when you're done, smile a contented smile and cherish the thought that you have another serving for lunch the next day.
- Nailed in the walls were portraits of her four elder brothers, and their happy contented smiles.
- Slinking back into his chair, Moby takes another deep breath and allows himself a small and somewhat contented smile.
- He laughed and smiled a contented, beautiful smile.
- They wish her many more contented years in health and happiness and pay tribute to a noble lady who possesses sterling qualities.
- Surely you can't have more than one quiet, smiling, happy and contented day in a row?
- And there was a very happy and contented smile on both of them.
- There's something about him… he's always so contented and carefree.
- her mother, her bright, contented smile lighting up her face.
- Macy watched him with a contented grin on her face, as he closed the door.
- I felt like a huge burden had been lifted, and replaced by a thrilled, yet contented feeling.
- The break has seemed to have been of great benefit to all the players and Barnes wore the smile of a contented man after the game.
- she finished, giving a sheepish grin at her sister, who responded with a contented smile.
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