In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(occasion) falto de alegría(existence) sombrío(existence) triste
- It may have been a joyless campaign but the national debate has been intense.
- It's a bit like scratching an unbearable itch: a completely satisfying activity, but joyless at the same time.
- The problem is, at times it's too grim: this is an almost totally joyless book.
- There is, of course, a joyless, self-important statement.
- Actually, I found nearly all the music totally joyless.
- It doesn't make for a moving spectacle - it is too cruel and joyless - but there is no denying the sense of awe which accompanies this rare parade of its talents.
- And finally, to top my day off, I found out that the joyless, universally disliked boss who's been off on maternity leave will be part time when she comes back at the end of April.
- There is a certain kind of joyless middle-aged woman, either single or unhappily married, who absolutely embodies this theory.
- The middle trilogy is watchable enough rot, but the recent films are joyless, plotless screeds on macroeconomics and industrial relations.
- Food is supposed to taste good, and health promotion should not be a series of negative messages that convey a joyless future.
- None of it connects with anything beyond this joyless carnival.
- This grim, joyless motion picture is anything but fun.
- I didn't vote for this spineless, gormless, joyless, clueless Government.
- York endured a joyless visit to Pontefract as they were convincingly beaten 24-0 in a Powergen Yorkshire One result.
- For a song about dancing in the streets, it's overwhelmingly joyless.
- Such joyless suppression crushes that most precious thing in life, the flowering of the individual human spirit.
- All the characters lead dismal, joyless lives.
- It's a pity you're distracted all the time by the plotless, joyless machinations of everyone else involved.
- Stanley has one of the most joyless birthday parties imaginable thrown in his honour, with an undercurrent of menace never far from the surface.
- He was 55 years old (18 years older than Cloetta) with a bad marriage and a long string of joyless affairs behind him.
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