In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de suficiencia, de complicidad, etc) sonrisita feminine
- The absence of confident sneers, knowing smirks and sceptical raised eyebrows also makes an enormous difference.
- This certitude explains to this bigot why he has such a self-satisfied smirk in his photo.
- Those self-satisfied smirks and self-assured snarlings will sooner or later turn to hands begging for forgiveness.
- She smiled with the self-assured smirk of someone who is overly aware of their talents.
- He grinned, and one of those male, self-satisfied smirks slid onto his face.
1(con suficiencia, complicidad etc) sonreírse
- I see that a number of the Ministers opposite me are now smiling and smirking.
- In fact, she is 58 and proud of it, smirking at suggestions she looks a decade younger.
- The intimidating look from Feror grew fiercer as he smirked with a devious smile.
- Not only was he smirking and scowling, he was bobbing his head and waving his arms.
- As the verdicts were read by the jury foreman some of the defendants smiled, smirked and even giggled.
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