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American English: /smaɪl/
British English: /smʌɪl/

Translation of smile in Spanish:


  • a welcoming smile
    una sonrisa de bienvenida
    to give somebody a smile
    sonreírle a alguien
    she gave him the sweetest of smiles
    le sonrió muy dulcemente
    le dedicó la mejor de sus sonrisas
    come on! give us a smile! he had a smile on his face when he said that
    lo dijo sonriente or con una sonrisa en los labios
    he had a big smile on his face
    sonreía de oreja a oreja
    the good news certainly put a smile on her face
    por cierto que la buena noticia la alegró mucho
    take that smile off your face
    ¡déjate de sonrisitas!
    we'll soon wipe that smile off your face
    se te van a acabar pronto las ganas de reír
    she had a bit of a tantrum but now she's all smiles again
    le dio una rabieta pero ya está otra vez que es un encanto
    Example sentences
    • His shimmering bright blue eyes glittered at me from a tanned face, a warm smile showing a row of white teeth.
    • We're also researching how to interpret facial expressions - smiles and frowns - and how to read eyes.
    • She gave him the winning smile, which now crinkled her middle-aged face.

intransitive verb

  • 1 smile, please!
    sonríe, por favor
    what are you smiling about?
    ¿de qué te ríes?
    ¿a qué viene esa sonrisa?
    keep smiling!
    ¡que no decaiga el ánimo!
    to smile with joy/pleasure
    sonreír de felicidad/placer
    to smile at somebody
    sonreírle a alguien
    to smile at somethingshe smiled at her daughter's pranks
    veía con indulgencia las travesuras de su hija
    he smiled at danger
    se reía del peligro
    to smile on somebody
    sonreírle a alguien
    fortune/Heaven smiled on us
    la fortuna/el cielo nos sonrió or nos fue favorable
    to come up smiling
    salir bien parado
  • 2
    also: smiling present participle
    Example sentences
    • The auntie in front turned back and smiled at me while I smiled back sheepishly.
    • His eyes twinkled and when he smiled, his teeth looked bigger and whiter than ever.
    • He looked me straight in the eyes and smiled, showing a mouth only half full of teeth.

transitive verb

  • she smiled her thanks
    dio las gracias sonriendo or con una sonrisa
    welcome! she smiled
    —¡bienvenidos! —dijo sonriendo or sonriente
    to smile a smile of resignation
    sonreír(se) con resignación
    she smiled a sad/bitter smile
    sonrió tristemente/amargamente
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