In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
seasonal affective disorder
1(unhappy)(face/person) triste(expression) triste(expression) de tristezato feel sad — estar / sentirse triste
- I was very sad at the news of his death — la noticia de su muerte me entristeció / me apenó mucho
- he came away a sadder but wiser person — la triste experiencia le sirvió de lección
2(causing grief)(news/loss) tristehow sad! — ¡qué pena! Latin America Southern Cone
3(regrettable, deplorable)he made a sad mistake when he married her — cometió un error lamentable al casarse con ella
- the sad fact is that … — la triste realidad es que …
- this has been a sad day for sportsmanship — ha sido un día triste / aciago para el deporte
- it's a very sad state of affairs — es una situación lamentable
- sad to say — desgraciadamente
4(poor, feeble)(showing/performance/effort) que deja mucho que desear(performance/effort/showing) bastante malohe made a rather sad attempt at a joke — quiso hacer un chiste y le salió mal
5(drab)(color) triste(color) apagado
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