In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(gloomy)(tone/place) sombrío(tone/place) deprimente(tone/place) lúgubre(person) taciturno(person) triste
- It's a chance for cultural liberation, to escape the dismal oppression of autocratic bullies.
- The dismal picture that emerges is indeed depressing, and sometimes infuriating.
- After the past 10 days in the spotlight, internal morale for the 200 STB staff is dismal.
- The weather's dismal and the light grey and the landscape reminds you of everything that's hellish about the country.
- One idea is pushing election day back into October, to spare voters going to the polls in dismal weather.
- They were indeed friendly; however, their disposition was dark and dismal.
- Gail marched after the man enthusiastically, followed by a rather nervous Emy, a dismal Mary, and a grinning Nora.
- Muddy lanes surround dismal tin shacks and there is an aura of despondency and despair, which even the myriads of children do little to dispel.
- I toyed again with my gin, not quite certain why my mood was such hopeless, dismal despair.
- And mine is the world of the rented room, where damp creeps in in the dismal gloom and music is the only thing I own.
- However, one staff member told the Western People that although the mood is dismal at the plant, the staff realise that it is not just them who will lose out.
- A polar jet stream appears to be the cause of the dismal weather, say the experts.
- Little wavelets came up around his feet, oily and silent in this dismal weather.
- Her reassuring smile did little to reassure her dismal friends.
- It's at this point that we come to the dismal apprehension of why attention waned in the first place.
- As glorious Tramore yet again defied the dismal weather forecasts the fans flocked to the seaside venue.
- She'd been walking so long she barely noticed the cold and damp, the sticking mud and the dismal weather.
- It's a grey day but this place feels as if it would be dismal regardless of the weather.
- Suddenly, the onslaught of dismal economic news seems to be weighing heavily on the president and his party.
- In achieving this aim, the frequently dismal weather helps immeasurably.
- If these really are the views of those around him, one fears he must run with a rather dismal crowd.
- The dismal weather for much of the week was no help and there were times when Tralee Racecourse was a drab place to be.
- Remember the light that shone from me long ago if I am too dismal now, but remember me.
- That afternoon the weather was overcast and somewhat dismal, with light snow falling almost continually.
- No one's mood was helped by the dismal weather outdoors, the sky was grey and the wind was blasting.
- In the morning as the dismal crowds drained from their former residences into the Mission Square the old man died.
- Ali led me up a narrow path way lined with trees and brush, to a small cabin that looked desolated and dismal.
- On a fatal journey back to England a storm rocked his ship and as the crew and dismal captain bailed water from the ship, an amazing thing happened for John.
- Last year I grew a dark red variety which was really striking, thriving on neglect despite the dismal weather.
- Dull, dismal and discarded, he wallows in misery and loathing.
- I had a hard time being in a dismal mood when Riley was with me.
- It sent a chilling message of cold and dismal feelings through my body; I didn't want to hold on any more, so I gently removed my fingers from the window.
- He finally appeared from the depths of the dismal room dressed in his usual black turtleneck and blue jeans.
- For some reason, any childhood memory in this city has always been bleak and dismal at best.
- They looked like a ray of light in that dismal room.
- I laughed despite my dismal mood and felt better than I had all night.
2(very bad)(news/prophecy) funesto(future) muy negro(weather) malísimo(results/conditions/performance) pésimoher attempts resulted in dismal failure — sus intentos fracasaron estrepitosamente
- America and Japan also had fairly strong growth, although Western Europe had a more dismal performance.
- I can tell you, I was in a very poor mood for quite a while due to the dismal turnout.
- It was a dismal performance and another man might have been broken by it.
- The coaches must get the offense in a productive mode after last season's dismal performance.
- This year's campaign will follow the dismal showing of 2004 where the event didn't even get off the ground because of a lack of interest.
- Failing to do so imperils his chances by giving us nothing to be excited about, much less to work for and a likely dismal voter turnout.
- The league's nonconference winning percentage was worse than last season's dismal figure.
- First, I managed to get up at 4am, even after a really dismal night's sleep.
- Our effort to tame nature so that the temperature is always comfortable has been a dismal failure.
- These dismal figures don't include the entitlement reforms proposed by the President.
- These are dismal figures, forcing the people of Taiwan to face the cruel reality of an economic winter.
- By that measure, too, Australia's recent performance looks dismal.
- We were dismal in the Hong Kong history round, but did satisfactorily in current events.
- The mishap with the bus did not help but it cannot be blamed totally for this dismal performance.
- This self-centredness bothered some of his followers, who quit after the party's dismal electoral performance.
- There is no magic formula to reduce these dismal figures.
- The play is a history of his romantic failures, with amorous adventures ranging from the comic to the pitiful but always dismal failures.
- We see this as nothing but the most dismal of choices and are saddened to see the determined few who want to create the ruination of many.
- The club partly blamed crashing out of Europe to Feyenoord, which went on to win the UEFA Cup, for the dismal figures.
- But this is the limit of the good news to be dredged from a dismal couple of days in Brussels.
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