- 1 (state of mind) to be in a good moodto be in a bad moodestar de buen humorthe news put him in a good/bad moodestar de mal humor or de mal genioto be in an irritable moodla noticia lo puso de buen/mal humorher moods change quicklyestar irritableas the mood takes himes muy temperamentaltiene muchos cambios de humora mood of resignation was evident among the playerssegún de qué humor estésegún le dé (la vena) [colloquial]everyone was in festive/party moodse notaba un clima de resignación entre los jugadoresshe can be really witty when she's in the moodtodo el mundo estaba con ganas de celebrar/divertirsewould you like to play cards? — I'm not in the moodtiene mucha chispa cuando está en venaI'm not in the mood for jokes¿quieres jugar a las cartas? — no tengo ganasI'm not in the mood for dancingno estoy (de humor) para chistesI'm in no mood to listen to excusesno tengo ganas de bailarshe's in a mood o in one of her moodsno estoy de humor para excusasestá or anda de mal humorestá alunada (River Plate area) [colloquial]Example sentences
- In this case, a worker may try to dispel a bad mood by suspending work, rather than searching for a new solution.
- Another way in which emotions and moods affect judgement is the well-known relationship between good mood and overconfidence.
- Small wonder that your mood and self-esteem are plummeting and you're looking for comfort from food.
- 2 (atmosphere)Example sentences
- Painters in turn portrayed the poems, capturing the moods or personality of the characters or themes.
- Colour couldn't create the mood and tone I was going for: the character is drained of emotion, devoid of attachment to reality, thus there is no colour.
- The artistry comes when you take someone else's music, and use it to create a mood or an atmosphere, or send people on an aural journey of sorts.
- (Linguistics)Example sentences
- French also has the option of the embedded clause appearing in the subjunctive mood.
- He wants to move the claim from the conditional to the indicative mood, as the grammarians would say.
- But the key point here is that it's the subjunctive mood, not the subjunctive case.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.