- 1.1 (unhappy)(person/face)(expression)to feel sadde tristezaI was very sad at the news of his deathestar or sentirse tristehe came away a sadder but wiser personla noticia de su muerte me entristeció or me apenó muchola triste experiencia le sirvió de lecciónExample sentences1.2 (causing grief)
(news/loss)how sad!1.3 (regrettable, deplorable) (before noun) he made a sad mistake when he married her¡qué pena!the sad fact is that …cometió un error lamentable al casarse con ellathis has been a sad day for sportsmanshipla triste realidad es que …it's a very sad state of affairsha sido un día triste or aciago para el deportesad to sayes una situación lamentableExample sentences
- Every time I felt unhappy and sad I just ate what I wanted and made myself sick.
- The last twenty years of Plumb's life were increasingly sad, lonely and unhappy.
- As I saw him off at the airport, I was at once proud of him, sad and anxious - he was my little brother.
Example sentences1.4 (poor, feeble)
- I think it is a sad reflection on society that teenage girls can get pregnant.
- It is a sad reflection on our societies that we have to escape from reality in these ways.
- The woman who helped my mother was in a very sad situation, unfortunately not uncommon at the time.
(showing/effort/performance)he made a rather sad attempt at a jokeque deja mucho que desearbastante malo1.5 (drab)quiso hacer un chiste y le salió mal
- I now feel sad and inadequate that I don't have enough bookmarks to make filing and indexing them an issue.
- Food shopping as I've said before is one of the highlights of my pathetically sad week.
- Human nature and its failings are given a crude inspection, at times becoming a sad, pathetic spectacle.
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Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.