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Old September 06, 2008, 08:21 AM
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Blank stare, bored look, glassy eyes

Last night I had need of expressing the three ideas in the title:

a blank stare - una mirada vacía?
a bored look - una mirada de aburrimiento?
glassy eyes - ojos de aburrimiento?

Of course I talked it out and explained it, but I was unable to think of "good" translations. Any ideas?
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Old September 06, 2008, 08:54 AM
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a blank stare = una mirada perdida / una mirada extraviada
a bored look = una mirada aburrida
glassy eyes = ojos aburridos
glassy-eyed = de mirada perdida / de mirada vidriosa
ojos vidriosos <> glassy eyes - It means something like ga-ga eyes, I think.
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Old September 07, 2008, 05:07 AM
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a blank stare = una mirada perdida / una mirada extraviada
a bored look = una mirada aburrida
glassy eyes = ojos aburridos
glassy-eyed = de mirada perdida / de mirada vidriosa
ojos vidriosos <> glassy eyes - It means something like ga-ga eyes, I think.
The glassy eyes think I'm not sure, I would translate it "directly" as ojos vidriosos, but I'm not sure about the meaning. And I have no idea what ga-ga eyes are.
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Sosia, glassy eyes is the look in a person's eyes when they have been drinking too much. (like their eyes are open but they are not really seeing due to alcohol, being very tired, having a high fever, drug use, or crying.)
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Al verlo mejor, la mayoría de la gente en internet usa ojos vidriosos para describir los ojos de un drogadicto. Otra frase que se usa es ojos hundidos (por enfermedad).
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Sosia, glassy eyes is the look in a person's eyes when they have been drinking too much. (like their eyes are open but they are not really seeing due to alcohol, being very tired, having a high fever, drug use, or crying.)
then it's ok glassy eyes = ojos vidriosos.
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