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Pronunciation: /grɪn/

Translation of grin in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-nn-)

  • sonreír* ([ abiertamente o burlonamente ]) he grinned nervously at me me sonrió nervioso she was grinning from ear to ear sonreía de oreja a oreja to grin and bear it aguantarse we'll just have to grin and bear it tendremos que aguantarnos, habrá que aguantarse
    Example sentences
    • To our astonishment, Denis was grinning at us, and was even now heading in our direction.
    • Walk through the tiny airport at Yap, and a small tanned youth will grin at you broadly and place a flower arrangement on your head.
    • By now more than one third of the class was grinning broadly or chuckling to themselves.


  • sonrisa (feminine); (mocking) sonrisa (feminine) burlona and you can take o wipe that grin off your face! ¡y no te rías! a horrible grin una mueca espantosa

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