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English translation of 'sonreír'

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Verb Table intransitive verb
1.  [persona] to smile
sonreír a algn to smile at sb
el chiste no le hizo ni sonreír she didn’t even smile at the joke
sonreír forzadamente to force a smile
2.  (favorecer)
le sonríe la fortuna fortune smiles (up)on him
el porvenir le sonríe he has a bright future ahead of him
See also sonreírse

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Example Sentences Including 'sonreír'

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-- La estrategia había funcionado y esto hizo sonreír a Unzúe cuando se dirigió al hotel.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Aprendes a vivir con las pesadillas, pero hay que intentar sonreír.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
El señor Faure parece sonreír por cortesía, como celebrando un mal chiste nada más que por la buena educación.
Gabriel García Márquez Notas de prensa (1980-1984)
Escosura, impaciente por romper aquel silencio mtentaba sonreír mterrogante.
Rosa Chacel Teresa
Hablaba claro pero muy despacio y no dejaba de sonreír aunque el gesto parecía forzado por las circunstancias.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Sin embargo sabía sonreír magistralmente a un recién llegado.
Ramón Mayrata El imperio desierto

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'sonreír' in Other Languages

British English: grin /ɡrɪn/ VERB
When you grin, you smile broadly.
He grins, delighted at the memory.
  • American English: grin
  • Arabic: يَبْتَسِم ابْتِسامَة عَريضَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: sorrir arreganhando
  • Chinese: 露齿而笑
  • Croatian: smiješiti se
  • Czech: zubit se
  • Danish: grine
  • Dutch: grijnzen
  • European Spanish: sonreír burla
  • Finnish: virnistää
  • French: sourire
  • German: grinsen
  • Greek: χαμογελώ ειρωνικά
  • Italian: sorridere
  • Japanese: 歯を見せてにっこり笑う
  • Korean: 싱긋 웃다
  • Norwegian: flire
  • Polish: uśmiechnąć się szeroko
  • European Portuguese: sorrir arreganhando
  • Romanian: a rânji
  • Russian: ухмыляться
  • Spanish: sonreír
  • Swedish: flina
  • Thai: ยิ้มยิงฟัน
  • Turkish: sırıtmak
  • Ukrainian: посміхатися
  • Vietnamese: cười toe toét
British English: smile /smaɪl/ VERB
When you smile, the corners of your mouth curve up and you sometimes show your teeth. People smile when they are pleased or amused, or when they are being friendly.
When he saw me, he smiled and waved.
  • American English: smile
  • Arabic: يَبْتَسِمُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: sorrir
  • Chinese: 微笑
  • Croatian: smiješiti se
  • Czech: usmát se
  • Danish: smile
  • Dutch: glimlachen
  • European Spanish: sonreír gozo
  • Finnish: hymyillä
  • French: sourire
  • German: lächeln
  • Greek: χαμογελώ
  • Italian: sorridere
  • Japanese: ほほ笑む
  • Korean: 미소를 짓다
  • Norwegian: smile
  • Polish: uśmiechnąć się
  • European Portuguese: sorrir
  • Romanian: a zâmbi
  • Russian: улыбаться
  • Spanish: sonreír
  • Swedish: le
  • Thai: ยิ้ม
  • Turkish: gülümsemek
  • Ukrainian: посміхатися
  • Vietnamese: mỉm cười


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