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Old January 17, 2020, 03:37 PM
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con una sonrisa tirando a amarga

, con una sonrisa tirando a amarga

A search shows sonrisa amarga as a bitter or ironic smile, which makes sense but why " tirando a" . I assume amarga is an adjective so it just does not seem to fit.
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Yes, 'con una sonrisa amarga' would be translated as 'with a bitter smile.'
The smile in what you posted isn't bitter yet, but it's getting there.
'With a somewhat bitter smile' or 'with a smile turning bitter' would be a good translation.
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Ah! Very good
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This usage of "tirando" can often be translated colloquially with the "-ish" suffix.
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