In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(arousing pity)(cry/moan) lastimero(sight) lastimoso
- I couldn't face the DVD extras, I could only lament the loss of an hour-and-a-half of my already pitiful life.
- I was trying to look as pitiful and pathetic as I could.
- He asked, ‘Why do you sacrifice yourself for these pitiful, pathetic creatures?’
- These are not satanic monsters, but tragic, pitiful figures.
- He presented such a pathetically pitiful creature, I wanted to kill him.
- He looked really pitiful that I felt sorry for him and I agreed.
- The answer was so pathetic and pitiful that there was no way I could reveal it.
- They seemed to stretch out their bony, senile fingers to grab her whilst the pitiful willow wept in sorrow at her distress.
- It implied, moreover, that the strikers were pitiful wretches whose problems should be addressed through social uplift or charity.
- Shane was truly a pitiful, pathetic human being, and Tal would not waste his time on him, not anymore.
- She comes across as a pitiful figure, a very sad and very tragic figure.
- It was pitiful… I almost felt sorry for him, until I heard Girl call him ‘Mister President,’ and then I felt ashamed.
- Annabelle felt sorry for the pitiful sight a death had caused a girl who used to be attractive and envied.
- If you'd prefer to die with the wretched mortals of this pitiful world, then you are not fit to walk with darkness.
- It makes us look pitiful and pity is not something that we want, we want respect.
- I was summoned by pitiful cat wails to find a moving ‘lump’ rummaging around in a vain attempt at escape.
- It's pitiful, yet she doesn't want to be pitied, so what do I do?
- He knew what he was doing was pitiful, pathetic, desperate.
- These two wounded souls conduct a strange, exhilarating, pitiful love affair, with a tragic outcome.
- Goldberg's descent into pathetic lack of humanity has been a pitiful thing to watch.
2(wretched, inadequate)lamentableyou're pitiful! — ¡das pena / lástima!
- Along the way, you've got lots of pitiful attempts at push-back spin from administration officials who won't give their name.
- After all, what sensible man would want to get into a relationship that led to marriage with such a poor, pitiful piece of filth?
- Poor Karl, who wears a pitiful wig and returns Lizzie's kindness by trying to protect her from daddy, endures endless humiliations.
- Research is pitiful, as are the attempts to provide references and a detailed bibliography of sources.
- Bonjean's attempt at damage control is so sorry and pitiful that it's almost like watching a car wreck.
- I shook my head despairingly, thinking about my own pitiful form of transport and felt deep pity for my feet slaves.
- I'm sorry, your pitiful arguments just do not hold up in the face of facts like this.
- Pathetic deaths and pitiful rhymes also characterized much of the poetry written about newsboys during this period.
- The journey only made him seem pitiful and insignificant in the general scheme of things.
- Instead of graceful movement through the water, when it tries to swim the impression it gives is of a pitiful thrashing about.
- In a pitiful and pathetic attempt to get his party re-elected, he has disgraced your wonderful country.
- His pitiful attempt at explaining failed miserably, although he was too ignorant to notice it.
- In a pitiful attempt to recover from the picture-posting fiasco I shall share some interesting information with you.
- The owner of the pitiful castle, a small, insignificant knight was very welcoming.
- Emily makes a pitiful attempt to pull her down the steps every morning and some evenings.
- It has a few pitiful wretches for clubs, places which would, in Manchester, have been put out of their misery long ago.
- Who in this house would be able to heat their homes for a pitiful and measly 9 a week? she asked.
- But Taylor's barrack-room bleating in defence of poor Rio has been nothing short of pitiful.
- Minerva's pitiful attempts at music making leave her envious of those with perfect pitch.
- I recall Birmingham City Councils pitiful attempt to rebrand the Christmas period winterval.
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