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
- to be the despair of sb
- he was the despair of his teachers — volvía locos / sacaba de quicio a los maestros
- All her efforts had been fruitless, but there was no despair on her face.
- Admittedly, these flights each followed bouts of suicidal despair.
- The disruption caused to the hall, added to the cost of replacing the windows has left local people in despair.
- Their lack of determination is thought to be something like the despair felt by human sufferers of depression.
- She also saw Hazel standing there, worry and despair on her face.
- The thought brought me to deep despair and the future looked bleak indeed.
- Darren caught the two of us looking over and shook her head in mock despair.
- A feeling of total despair washes over me.
- In her wake, the chaos of despair is overwhelming.
- He says every morning he begins his work with hope, and every evening he ends in despair.
- On the screen the girl turned, despair etched in the taut lines of her scream.
- 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.
- Jocelyn fought back tears; she could not stand to see such despair filling his eyes.
- He lived for another 23 years but many of those were spent in despair and disappointment.
- As if in pain, as if in despair, everyone felt the sadness and everyone felt fear as well.
- They all had deep despair etched on their faces.
- Finally, never leave the examination hall in despair, however hopeless things may seem.
- Her husband leaned on the doorframe and shook his head in mock despair.
- A wave of despair washed over him, taking away all of his heated frustration.
1perder las esperanzasdesesperardon't despair — ¡ánimo! informal
- to despair of sth/ -ing
- to despair of sb
- she despaired of ever seeing her family again — perdió las esperanzas de volver a ver a su familia
- the doctors had despaired of her — los médicos habían perdido las esperanzas de salvarla
- honestly, I despair of you! — ¡francamente, eres un caso perdido!
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