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English translation: Made a facial expression thad displayed an emotion, feeling, or thought

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English term or phrase:Made a face
English translation:Made a facial expression thad displayed an emotion, feeling, or thought
Entered by: Daniel Mencher
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05:57 Nov 3, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Made a face
She made a face. Her green eyes took on the look of someone determined.
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Made a facial expression
Explanation:
She made an expression with her face that displayed something via body language [in this case, the fact that she was determined].

Good luck!

-Dan

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Note added at 2003-11-03 06:08:12 (GMT)
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By body language, I mean that the facial expression (the face is part of the body, and in this case the one in focus) was enough to display the fact that she was determined; it would have been superfluous for her to say, \"I am determined,\" because one could already tell that she was determined just by looking at the expression on her face.

In general, \"to make a face\" is to make any facial expression that displays an emotion or thought. Usually, it has a connotation of disapprovement; if you find in a text that somebody made a face and there is nothing to clarify which expression was expressed, then you can most likely assume that the face displayed a disapproving emotion. However, that is not the case in your context here because the next sentence tells us that the emotion that she displayed was one of determinedness.

Good luck!

-Dan
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Made a facial expression


Explanation:
She made an expression with her face that displayed something via body language [in this case, the fact that she was determined].

Good luck!

-Dan

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Note added at 2003-11-03 06:08:12 (GMT)
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By body language, I mean that the facial expression (the face is part of the body, and in this case the one in focus) was enough to display the fact that she was determined; it would have been superfluous for her to say, \"I am determined,\" because one could already tell that she was determined just by looking at the expression on her face.

In general, \"to make a face\" is to make any facial expression that displays an emotion or thought. Usually, it has a connotation of disapprovement; if you find in a text that somebody made a face and there is nothing to clarify which expression was expressed, then you can most likely assume that the face displayed a disapproving emotion. However, that is not the case in your context here because the next sentence tells us that the emotion that she displayed was one of determinedness.

Good luck!

-Dan

Daniel Mencher
United States
Local time: 07:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 19

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxOso: ¶:^)
13 mins
  -> thanks

agree  Fuad Yahya: You meant "disapproval," not "disapprovement."
14 mins
  -> Right, it's 1:15 in the morning where I am and so please excuse that one, if you will. I'm just a bit tired. But the rest is still correct, especially the content, which is more important than the mechanics in this case anyway.

agree  Catherine Norton
5 hrs

agree  ZAMOLXIS
8 hrs
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