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(sad)(childhood) infeliz(childhood) desgraciado(childhood) desdichadoit has an unhappy ending — tiene un final triste
- he had an unhappy marriage — no fue feliz en su matrimonio
- An unhappy and frustrated mother is going to lead to a miserable child.
- If all they've done is suffer an unhappy marriage, we should leave them to their marital misery.
- The only difference is that at Christmas we are more aware of how happy or unhappy we are.
- Bibliotherapy is making a lot of people rich, but it is making unhappy people happier?
- We had one girl in who hates hospitals and was so unhappy and sullen when she arrived.
- Her motto hasn't made her happy, but she's never made herself unhappy by being untrue to herself.
- Williams is to play an unhappy housewife who decides a lobotomy will cure her depression.
- I was still unhappy, at times mildly depressed, and on top of that I was getting angry on a regular basis.
- Let us assume one child is reasonably happy, well adjusted and the other is unhappy.
- She responded by encouraging Eliza to leave her unhappy marriage and her new baby.
- This book also reminds parents of the impact of divorce or an unhappy marriage on children.
- A young man looks back over his unhappy marriage and struggles to come to terms with his wife's suicide.
- I have been fortunate enough to have had more happy hours than unhappy ones.
- He never told me he was unhappy in his marriage and I never got that impression.
- One in five people actually say they are depressed or unhappy, and report high levels of stress.
- He tells her that he is desperately unhappy and that his marriage is over.
- I realised that it took much to make her happy but she could become unhappy in a fraction of a second.
- There are things external to us and internal to us that makes us happy or unhappy.
- After all, in blogging all families are happy and unhappy in precisely the same way.
- He's deeply, deeply unhappy, and he couldn't see himself being happy at the end.
1.2(worried)to be unhappy about sth — no estar contento con algo
- I was unhappy about the children being left alone — me preocupaba / inquietaba que los niños se quedaran solos
- I'm unhappy about sneaking away like this — no me gusta esto de escabullirme así
- I am very unhappy with him, because I don't think he is always being honest about his motives.
- They were unhappy with Roberts' decision and the methods that he used to shut down the paper.
- Local activists are very, very unhappy at the way his situation has been handled.
- He later urged people to write to him or the courts if they are unhappy with the sentencing of criminals.
- This is the icing on a cake of me being increasingly unhappy with my career.
- Demand the right to terminate your contract at short notice if you are unhappy with the agency's performance.
- The Asian and African churches who needed the support were unhappy with this attitude.
- He has been unhappy with criticism of his decision not to return to Washington immediately after the attack.
- The fact that so many women are unhappy with their bodies is evidence that the strategy of the beauty industry has worked.
- Doctors were unhappy with her condition and induced her, but did not expect the baby to arrive until Boxing Day.
- If youngsters are unhappy with the state of the country, they have only themselves to blame.
- I guess I should have added that if you're unhappy with a link, then just mail me and I'll take it off here!
- I'm still very unhappy about the situation and I'm making more of an effort to find a new job.
- You may want to change network if you are unhappy with the service, or if most of your friends and family are on another network.
- The teachers were unhappy about the situation and shared the unease of parents in relation to the matter.
- There was no falling out but I was annoyed and very unhappy with the situation.
- A similar number were unhappy with their bosses and the way their companies operated.
- Wellington himself became increasingly tired, irritable and unhappy with his situation.
- I had no indication that people were unhappy with the method of consultation and I must apologise for it.
- It's not that I'm unhappy about the situation, but it does feel a wee bit overwhelming sometimes.
1.3(discontented)descontentoif you're unhappy here, why don't you leave? — si no estás contento / si estás descontento aquí ¿por qué no te vas?
- to be unhappy about sth — no estar contento con algo
- to be unhappy with sth/sb — no estar contento con algo/algn
2.1(inopportune)(remark) desafortunado(remark) poco feliz(remark) inoportuno(moment) inoportuno(decision) desafortunado(decision) poco feliz(decision) desacertado
- At this point it has been a mixture of some vision and some happy and unhappy accidents.
2.2(unfortunate)(coincidence/day) desafortunado(coincidence/day) desventurado literary
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