In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in low spirits)abatidowe were tired and miserable — estábamos cansados y con el ánimo por los suelos
- cheer up, don't look so miserable — ¡ánimo, alegra esa cara!
- he's been miserable ever since his dog died — desde que se le murió el perro está desconsolado
- she's in a miserable mood — está muy deprimida
- She muttered inaudibly, miserable for the rest of the day as she brooded on that dark piece of information.
- I want to be outside, but not with him there - and the thought of going to lunch by myself is so depressing that I'm miserable all over again.
- People are miserable when the stock is down 20 percent.
- He was sulking, sitting in front of his half-finished experiments, looking utterly miserable.
- So he'd helped his miserable friend console his woe begotten soul with some more hard liquor until he'd passed out.
- It just - it makes the victims or their families miserable and uncomfortable, and it makes a celebrity out of the criminal.
- Basically, I'm miserable and I can't think and I can't get any work done.
- Now she could see that the results probably weren't too favorable for him, for he looked utterly miserable.
- It's no different when someone is miserable and depressed.
- I lost, and was miserable for the rest of the day.
- Bryan groaned loudly and buried his head in his pillow, sounding absolutely miserable.
- But I ended up feeling pretty miserable most of the weekend, and guess what?
- I won my game shortly after getting back that service, and their coach looked pretty miserable at the end.
- I speak to him briefly on the phone; he has chickenpox and sounds miserable.
- Both myself and Lesley have been absolutely miserable all week worrying about him.
- I'm curious, therefore, why I don't feel utterly miserable.
- They go in with their boyfriends and they're miserable, uncomfortable and they just want to go.
- Anne is miserable, alternating between laughing and despairing.
- I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour but heaven knows I'm miserable now!
- He always talks about her to me, and I feel so uncomfortable and miserable.
1.2(depressing)(story/weather) deprimente(prospect) tristeto make sb's life miserable — amargarle la vida a algn
- After almost two years of occupation, and miserable living conditions, we want our country back.
- Others complained about the miserable conditions at the shelters.
- Overindulgence in alcohol leads to dehydration and results in those miserable sensations commonly called a hangover.
- The waterproof model allows women to hunt in the most miserable conditions, yet stay warm and dry.
- Played in the most miserable wet conditions in keeping with the time of year, this was an amazing game.
- Illegal workers have to accept terribly low wages, miserable working conditions, and essentially no benefits.
- There, under wet and miserable field conditions, members of the unit labored to create a base of operations for the Allies' final push into Germany.
- She described the miserable conditions they now face without food or other relief supplies.
- Some 130 million people have been removed from abject poverty but their living condition remains miserable.
- Even when games and coaching were possible, they often took place in utterly miserable conditions for both players and spectators.
- In a new twist on a miserable but familiar condition, part of the reason for this year's high pollen counts, some experts say, could be the foot and mouth crisis.
- And although the weather was dreadful and miserable, our humour never wavered.
- Many live in precarious shacks and suffer under miserable conditions.
- Pathetic drizzle was annoyingly splattering on her head, and her face was irritated by the moist miserable air.
- In general it was a day for the hardiest of souls as combination of biting cold and persistent flurries of rain made conditions thoroughly miserable for spectators and players alive.
- The weather through that winter was miserable, and conditions in the camps on both sides deteriorated.
- Others nearly as large found their way to the weigh station as well, despite absolutely miserable conditions.
- She added that the family is living in miserable conditions and there very few people who are willing to help during the time of distress and pain.
- Their social and economic conditions were made miserable.
2.1(mean - spirited)miserablea miserable bowl of soup — un miserable / triste plato de sopa
- a miserable $2 — dos míseros dólares
- Not that he ever cooks for journalists, the miserable old codger.
- Poor and miserable facilities posed enormous hardship to competing athletes.
- Their one-day cricket last term was nothing short of miserable.
- That's the only way we can stop employers exploiting us with miserable wages and inhuman conditions.
- Twenty years ago, school districts delivered miserable services to poor and minority families with no sanction.
- March's trade deficit came in at a miserable but slightly less-than-expected $31.6 billion.
- Social indifference or ignorance under the present conditions makes a particularly miserable program for artistic work.
- Book royalties being the miserable and pathetic little things that they are, the idea is not to live off them.
- Even Alan Greenspan sees unequal incomes as ‘a major threat to security’, a pretty miserable reason for addressing the problem.
2.3(ignominious, contemptible)(episode/failure/incident) lamentable(mess) espantosoyou miserable wretch! — ¡miserable canalla!
- Why not just close both levels and sell sleeping bags you miserable cold-hearted bastards?
- Like most bores, he is a very nice chap, so no-one says ‘Oh, for God's sake shut up, you miserable wretch!’
- How dare this miserable excuse for a Federal Government chastise any other country over pulling their troops out of Iraq.
- ‘If I say no to people then I am going to look like the miserable bloke,’ he said.
- Aaron tried to scowl at the miserable creature, but it didn't faze him one bit.
- Luckily for the compassionate singer, the "miserable bastard" wasn't disabled.
- If not, they are miserable wretches who are capitalising on people's misery.
- No, because the miserable coward wouldn't even give his name!
- I think they'd say I was a miserable moany old git at the best of times.
- "Stand up you miserable bastard," the rocker roared at one person.
- I should have your throat cut for cowardice you miserable wretch!
- I happen to know that miserable wretch intimately, as I stare at him each morning in the mirror.
- Can someone tell me the point of employing this simpering, miserable pansy merely so that he can complain week-in, week-out about how much he hates the place?
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