Riant

Laughing, smiling, cheerful.

Corresponding to the French “rire,” the Spanish “reír,” and the Italian “ridere,” all of which mean “to laugh.”

These three Romance languages add a prefix to create the verb “to smile:”

Sourire in French

Sonreír in Spanish

Sorridere in Italian

And we all know that smiles and laughter are universal, no translation required.

 

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