In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unhappiness)sufrimiento masculinethe misery of toothache — el suplicio de un dolor de muelas
- It is an image of pure misery and despair, brimming with symbolism and the essential mystery of all religion.
- She caused untold hardship and misery to millions of families who suffered needless unemployment.
- There were tears and dejection and frustration and misery and anger for North Ribblesdale last Saturday.
- The rage and the frustration and misery all poured out as the tears trickled down my face.
- Beth let out a cry of misery and her exhausted mind finally let her slip into unconsciousness.
- This tale of physical misery, compelling as it is, is not the main focus of Young's play.
- That disaster has repeatedly brought home the face of suffering and misery over the last few months.
- The people who are refugees in their own land will keep living in distress, fear and misery.
- Human suffering, pain, misery, separation and bereavement are inevitable when wars are fought.
- If next week's action goes ahead, motorists will face long queues, frustration and misery.
- In doing this you would save them and yourself from misery and heartaches.
- They, too, had experienced fear, suffered misery, and had in manifold ways been victims of the war.
- This is the only way, he said, to reduce the pain and misery caused by farm accidents.
- The physical misery it causes has been compared to advanced cardiac disease or cancer.
- This one revolves around a mental case wallowing in misery because her sister stole her boyfriend.
- We must undergo a serious soul searching because the continent cannot continue to be a place of poverty and misery.
- Untold human misery and suffering could be stemmed if Parkinson's disease became treatable.
- However, he would not miss an opportunity to stare poverty and human misery in its face in any of the countries he visited.
- They are the anti-heroic instigators of death and destruction, misery and suffering.
- There has been too much misery and suffering inflicted on the peoples of the region.
2British informal(miserable person)she's a right misery! — ¡qué mujer más amargada!
- don't be such an old misery, let them enjoy themselves — no seas aguafiestas, déjalos divertirse
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