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Of laughter in English: different ways of laughing

Good mood (a good mood) — is the key to success (a recipe for success) in many areas of life. Open sincere smile will help during acquaintance (acquaintance), interviewing a job (job interview), making contact with people (as an «ice-breaker») and, importantly, in a good mood is always more exciting (engrossing) and effective (efficient ) to learn foreign languages. Consider a small selection of phrases about the smiles and joy:


  • Bob’s high spirits infected all his colleagues. — Bob Good mood «infect» all his colleagues.
  • Kate has a toothy smile. — Kate smile from ear to ear.
  • Robin’s face always brightens and broadens out into a beaming smile when he sees Sarah. — Robin’s face shines and spreads out into a broad smile when he sees Sarah.
  • You just can not forbear smiling at her. — It is impossible not to smile!
  • You have a killer smile in this photo! — Do you irresistible smile in this photo!
  • The news of my sister’s wedding really lifted my spirits. — The news of the wedding of my sister really lifted my spirits.
  • Tom has been walking on air since he won a prize. — Tom does not feel her legs under her happiness since he won the prize.

How to describe «positive» smile in English

  1. Charming — charming.
  2. Polite — polite.
  3. Sincere — sincere.
  4. Confident — confident.
  5. Serene — carefree.
  6. Captivating — charming.
  7. Beaming — radiant.
  8. Attractive — attractive.
  9. Cheerful — fun.
  10. Good-natured — natured.

How to describe «negative» smile in English

  1. Artificial — Artificial.
  2. Arctic / chilly — ice cold.
  3. Wry — curve, mocking.
  4. Bleak — sad.
  5. Fatuous / inane — a stupid, pointless.
  6. Grim — sullen.
  7. Habitual — memorized, familiar.
  8. Incredulous — distrustful, skeptical.
  9. Malevolent — spiteful, malevolent.
  10. Sarcastic — caustic.

These different smiles

As you can see, a smile can be very different! On why «You Are Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile» (literally, «you will never fully dressed without his smile»), can be obtained from the next song. Hopefully, it will make you smile and truly tune in positivity.

A list of useful words and phrases from the video

  • Let’s turn it up! — Make the music louder!
  • Sheck out ourselves! — Check it out, listen to us!
  • Whenever you stand for nothing. — If life has no purpose.
  • If you stand for something you can not handle. — If you aspire to something with which to deal seriously.
  • Ready or not, give all we’ve got. — Ready or not, we give you what we have.
  • You can not deny. — You are the can not deny.
  • Do not sink the boat when you lose hope. — Literally «do not swamp the boat, when you lose hope» (Do not be discouraged).
  • We pick it up. — We are gaining speed.
  • We set it on fire. — We «light», «on the positive.»
  • We’re living the life. — We enjoy life.

How can you laugh in English

Laugh — it is in many cases even better than the smile! However, working on a serious and responsible task, we often hide a positive emotion that we seem to be «out of place» and could undermine the reputation of a business person. Meanwhile, laughter — the perfect cure for many diseases, which will not stand before the explosion of excellent mood! Consider a variety of verbs associated with a laugh.

  1. To laugh — laugh.

    David told a joke and we all started laughing. — David told the anecdote, and we all started laughing.

  2. To chuckle — smiling, laughing softly, giggling.

    What are you chuckling about? To my mind, the situation is not funny at all! Why do you giggle? As for me, the situation is completely ridiculous!

  3. To giggle — giggle (often used in cases when you are nervous or embarrassing).

    She spilt the juice on her trousers and giggled nervously. — She spilled juice on his pants nervously giggled.

  4. To titter — quietly laughing, giggling, often good-naturedly over a difficult situation.

    There was an awkward pause and the audience tittered. — There was an awkward pause, and the audience laughed softly.

  5. To snigger (GB) / snicker (US) — maliciously chuckle / giggle strangled.

    When Brian tripped on the steps, the boys sniggered. — When Brian stumbled on the stairs, the boys laughed.

  6. To roar / howl with laughter — laughing loudly, roar with laughter.

    It was such a good comedy that everyone was roaring with laughter. It was such a good comedy that all roared with laughter.

  7. To cackle — laugh out loud (from the word «cackle»).

    When I told Jane this story, she started cackling and could not stop! — When I told Jane’s story, she laughed, she could not stop!

  8. To burst into laughter — burst out laughing.

    Every time I remember your Halloween costume, I burst into laughter! — Every time I think of your costume for Halloween, I start to laugh out loud!

  9. To grin — wide smile broke into a smile.

    When Anna knew she had won People’s Choice Award, she grinned broadly. — When Anna learned that won the Audience Award, she broke into a smile.

  10. To guffaw — laugh out loud, laugh, cackle.

    He guffawed at what his younger brother had done. — He laughed loudly over what made his younger brother.

A smile is contagious. Smiling is infectious

Finally I would like to share with you a poem that since school years left in my memory. I used to send it to their friends and use in English class, and I suggest to you today to charge a portion of the positive.

Smiling is infectious,
You catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner
And someone saw my grin
When he smiled I realised
I’d passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile,
then I realized its worth.
A single smile, just like mine
Could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin,
Do not leave it undetected.
Let’s start an epidemic quick,
And get the world infected!

  • Infectious — infectious.
  • To catch smth like the flu — is to pick up as the flu.
  • To smile at smb — smile to anyone.
  • To pass around the corner — go around the corner.
  • To realize — realize.
  • To pass smth on — pass something.
  • Worth — value.
  • Travel round the earth — traveling around the earth.
  • To leave smth undetected — to leave something unseen, undiscovered.
  • To start an epidemic — an epidemic to start.
  • To get smth infected — infect anything.

Below is a table with a full list of vocabulary on the subject. We hope it is to your soul and you will learn all the words from the table. Be of good cheer!

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