- 1 1.1[
estar] (afligido) [persona] sad esa música me pone triste that music makes me sad se puso muy triste cuando se lo dije he was very sad o/or unhappy when I told him ¿qué te pasa? te noto tristón [familiar/colloquial] what's the matter? you look miserable o/or sad 1.2 [expresión/mirada] sad, sorrowful tiene la mirada triste he has a sad look in his eyes 1.3[ ser] (que causa tristeza) [historia/película/noticia] sad [paisaje/color] dismal, gloomy un día nublado y triste a miserable, cloudy day el cuarto se ve muy triste con esas cortinas those curtains make the room look very dreary o/or gloomy
- 2 (delante del nombre/before noun) (miserable, insignificante) miserable es la triste realidad it's the sad truth, sadly, that's the way it is tenía ante sí un triste futuro he faced an unhappy o/or a wretched future por cuatro tristes pesos for a few miserable o/or [familiar/colloquial] measly pesos hizo un triste papel he made a fool of himself, he performed poorly
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...
Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.