tener mala cara
tener mala cara
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to look unwell)
a. not to look well
Idoia tiene mala cara. - Sí, trabaja demasiado y está agotada.Idoia doesn't look well. - Yes, she works too hard and is exhausted.
b. not to look good
Tienes mala cara. ¿No has dormido bien?You don't look good. Haven't you slept well?
c. to look sick
Ese pobre señor que llevaban en la camilla tenía muy mala caraThat poor man they were carrying on the stretcher looked really sick.
2. (to have a bad appearance)
a. to look bad
Esos macarrones tienen muy mala cara. Yo diría que están recalentados.That macaroni looks really bad. I should say it's been reheated.
3. (to have an angry face)
a. to have a long face
Isabel tiene mala cara porque no se ha salido con la suya.Isabel has a long face because she hasn't got her own way.
b. to have a harsh face
¿Por qué Jaime tiene tan mala cara? - Está enojado conmigo porque le di plantón.Why does Jaime have such a harsh face? - He's angry with me because I stood him up.
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