In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(act, sound)risa femininefeminine carcajadafeminine risotadaI recognized his laugh — reconocí su risa
- she gave a nervous laugh — se rió nerviosamente
- she has a horrible laugh — tiene una manera horrible de reírse
- don't worry, she said with a little laugh — —no te preocupes —dijo con una risita
- to have a laugh (about/at sth) — reírse (de algo)
- I could do with a good laugh — no me vendría mal reírme un rato
- give us a laugh — haznos reír
- the book is full of laughs — el libro es muy divertido
- to raise a laugh — hacer reír
- those meetings are a laugh a minute — esas reuniones son divertidísimas
- the laugh is on me/you/him — me/te/le salió el tiro por la culata
- to have the last laugh
- I'll have the last laugh, you'll see — ya verás tú, quien ríe (el) último ríe mejor (, y esa voy a ser yo)
- He looked back at his friend over his shoulder and laughed a short, hearty laugh.
- She laughed a tinkling little laugh, and I wondered if she even knew about Becca.
- He let out a loud, hearty laugh.
- Max barely stifled an explosive laugh of relief.
- He had the same lopsided grin he sported to make people laugh at his antics.
- All he knew was that that laugh sounded like nothing he had ever heard before.
- I have not heard an audience laugh so hard and so long in a movie theater in a long time.
- Her laugh sounded forced and nervous sometimes, but you could tell the difference.
- A laugh came to her eyes, like she was remembering some funny memory.
- The man's laugh echoed against the metal walls as he left the hanger.
- A nervous little laugh escaped her, to her chagrin.
- But the laugh sounded false, and she didn't think it was very funny.
- Matt laughed so hard that he snorted and it only made us laugh harder.
- She gave a nervous little laugh, unable to hold his gaze any longer.
- Trying to make the audience laugh is perhaps not much more difficult than trying to explain why it laughs.
- I gave a mirthless laugh at her joke and continued my search.
- But his plan became clear as she started bursting out with guffaws and laughs and giggles when he tickled her.
- It was a real laugh, a ha-ha laugh, unlike the fit of hysterics he'd had earlier.
- Michael's weak attempt to stifle a laugh was futile.
- Make your own mind up and laugh along the way.
2informal(joke, fun)it will be a laugh — va a ser un relajo Mexico
- she's a good laugh — es muy divertida
- to do/say sth for a laugh — hacer/decir algo de puro relajo
- she told you she was too busy? that's a laugh! — ¿te dijo que tenía mucho que hacer? ¡no me hagas reír!
- It was good to see the crowd stop taking themselves so seriously and have a laugh for once!
- And if not, well, at least we can all share a good laugh about it.
- Time to actually talk to patients, make a fuss of the kids and have a laugh.
- We're not as good as some of the other teams, but we have a good laugh.
- And now for a good laugh: Andie passes along this gem from the Onion.
- Who am I to complain about them, they just wanted a good laugh, and I was glad I provided some entertainment on the last lazy, unproductive Friday.
- He showed his sense of humour and gave the public plenty of laughs along the way.
- The head doorman is a bit of joker and you can have a laugh with him but it's not advisable to upset him too much.
- And there are plenty of laughs along the way to make up for it.
- After dinner, people swap stories, play music, have a laugh.
- For audiences, the point of comedy is to have a laugh.
- It was good to talk about it, have a laugh and clear the air.
- I get dressed up and go to work at a pub or a club; I see colleagues and have a laugh.
- Sometimes, especially when going to bed, it was good just to have a laugh, and forget about the worries of the day.
- Fun, light spirited and cute, you like to have a laugh, but never take a lot of things seriously.
- Kate's the funny, bubbly one in the group, so wherever they go they always have a laugh.
- What I miss is being able to relax, see my mates, go for a beer and have a laugh.
- He loved to have a laugh, a bit of fun and to have a drink.
- I have to confess that I always get a good belly laugh out of such nonsense.
- And nothing cures a cold as efficiently as a good laugh.
1reír(se)I couldn't stop laughing — no podía parar de reír(me)
- she laughed out loud/to herself — se rió a carcajadas/para sus adentros
- to burst out laughing — echarse a reír
- I laughed till I cried — lloré de la risa
- I nearly died laughing — casi me muero de (la) risa
- to make sb laugh — hacer reír a algn
- don't make me laugh! — ¡no me hagas reír!
- you have to laugh (or else you'd cry) — lo mejor es tomárselo a risa, porque si no ...
- it's all very well for you to laugh — (tú) ríete si quieres
- to laugh about sth — reírse de algo
- to laugh at sb/sth — reírse de algn/algo
- there's nothing to laugh about — no sé de qué te ríes
- don't laugh at me — no te rías de mí
- once you've got a work permit, you're laughing — una vez que tengas el permiso de trabajo, estás del / al otro lado
- to laugh on the other side of one's face / out of the other side of one's mouth
- she'll be laughing on the other side of her face when he finds out — se le van a quitar las ganas de reírse cuando él se entere
- he who laughs last laughs best / longest — quien ríe / el que ríe (el) último, ríe mejor
1they were laughed off the stage — se rieron tanto de ellos, que tuvieron que salir del escenario
- to laugh oneself sick / silly — reírse a más no poder / hasta decir basta
- you don't say!, he laughed — —¡no me digas! —dijo riendo
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