In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1desesperación feminineshe was in despair — estaba desesperada
- the children drive me to despair — los niños me vuelven loca / me sacan de quicio
- All her efforts had been fruitless, but there was no despair on her face.
- The thought brought me to deep despair and the future looked bleak indeed.
- Hurt mixed with confusion and a hint of despair filled those eyes.
- The despair in her eyes made her seem older than she actually was.
- As if in pain, as if in despair, everyone felt the sadness and everyone felt fear as well.
- On the screen the girl turned, despair etched in the taut lines of her scream.
- They all had deep despair etched on their faces.
- Their lack of determination is thought to be something like the despair felt by human sufferers of depression.
- Her husband leaned on the doorframe and shook his head in mock despair.
- Admittedly, these flights each followed bouts of suicidal despair.
- He lived for another 23 years but many of those were spent in despair and disappointment.
- Jocelyn fought back tears; she could not stand to see such despair filling his eyes.
- He says every morning he begins his work with hope, and every evening he ends in despair.
- A wave of despair washed over him, taking away all of his heated frustration.
- The disruption caused to the hall, added to the cost of replacing the windows has left local people in despair.
- In her wake, the chaos of despair is overwhelming.
- A feeling of total despair washes over me.
- She also saw Hazel standing there, worry and despair on her face.
- Finally, never leave the examination hall in despair, however hopeless things may seem.
- Darren caught the two of us looking over and shook her head in mock despair.
1perder las esperanzasdesesperardon't despair — ¡ánimo! informal
- to despair of sth/-ing
- she despaired of ever seeing her family again — perdió las esperanzas de volver a ver a su familia
- to despair of sb
- the doctors had despaired of her — los médicos habían perdido las esperanzas de salvarla
- honestly, I despair of you! — ¡francamente, eres un caso perdido!
- Always outgoing and generous, he sometimes despaired of the media.
- So we can remain stuck there, despairing and hopeless, or we can live into a different reality.
- I despair for the future of international cultural cooperation.
- Many doctors are despairing that this could be too long for some patients.
- Others were simply despairing, sighing that it had lost its magic, that it had sold its soul to charter flights and overdevelopment.
- Farmers in Gambia are despairing as a shortage of rain is causing new seedlings to wilt and die off.
- It means he has despaired of persuading anybody.
- No one seemed angry, or happy, or despairing; you just sensed that this was what we had to do.
- And now, here we are, a couple of days from the next election and like most people I know, I'm despairing.
- He was far too young to die and I despaired that I was his only hope.
- Where once she was smug and funny about her career and marriage, now she is feisty and despairing.
- We despair for the future of the world.
- She despaired at the thought of finding the several thousand dollars per year to pay for fees.
- The public is just going to give in to despair at their lack of options.
- Some are hopeful, some are despairing and some are poignant.
- Don't despair over one lost pup for there are many more.
- Your impossible task leaves you feeling frustrated, angry and despairing.
- Very often we were chased by an irate farmer, but we never despaired and always tried again, somewhere else.
- That delicious uncertainty has been replaced by despairing, hopeless inevitability.
- Meanwhile I continue to despair for the future of this city.
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