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Hello everyone!Meaning of "broken smile"



portugueseteacher
Portugal

Hello everyone!Meaning of "broken smile"
 
Hi, everyone!Can you help me?
 
I would like to know the meaning of "broken smile".I m particularly remembering Maroon s 5 song "She will be loved".
Can you help me?Does it mean "sorriso amarelo"?
Thanks in advance!!
 

19 Jan 2010      



Nina Pizzo
Portugal

This is what I ve read in Yahoo! Answers forum:
 
the phrase means that a girl is hiding something in her life, missing something, but she tries so smile anyways despite what shes going through, she thinks that people dont see through her "broken smile" but they do.
 
I d say it s a "sorriso triste".
 
I hope it helps.

19 Jan 2010     



portugueseteacher
Portugal

Thanks, Nina!!
Somebody also told me it could be called "sorriso desfeito".What do you think?
Hugs
Susana

19 Jan 2010     



niacouto
Portugal

I think the best option would be "sorriso triste". Hugs

19 Jan 2010