ceño fruncido

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ceño fruncido
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (angry facial expression)
a. frown
El maestro me miró con el ceño fruncido y dijo, "Esta redacción está llena de faltas de ortografía".The teacher looked at me with a frown and said, "This composition is full of spelling mistakes."
b. scowl
"¿Qué pasa?" pregunté. - "Estoy fuera del equipo. El entrenador dice que no estoy en forma," respondió Joe con el ceño fruncido."What's wrong?" I asked. - "I'm off the team. The coach says I'm out of shape," Joe answered with a scowl.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Adelina tenía el ceño fruncido mientras discutía con su mamá por teléfono.Adelina frowned as she argued with her mom over the phone.
La jefa me miró con el ceño fruncido cuando llegué tarde.My boss scowled at me when I walked in late.
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