Life is not filled with joy. There are low spirits now and again. When you are down in the dumps, the word "unhappy" is far from enough to describe the bad mood. Here, we'll talk about "宝宝不开心" (bǎobao bùkāi xīn; literally: baby is unhappy), a Chinese slang term to hit the spot.
1. Heart sinks
My heart sank when I saw the amount of work waiting for me.
kàn dào yǒu nà me duō gōng zuò děng zhe wǒ zuò, bǎo bao bù kāi xīn le
2. Face like a wet weekend
What's wrong with Pete? He's got a face like a wet weekend!
pí tè zǎ lā? kàn qǐ lái yù yù guǎ huān de
I was really bummed out by the news.
tīng dào zhè gè xiāo xī, bǎo bao bù kāi xīn le
4. In low spirits
Everyone was in low spirits because of the rainy weather.
xià yǔ le, měi gè rén de qíng xù dōu hěn dī luò
5. Down in the mouth
I was surprised to see her looking so down in the mouth.
kàn dào tā qíng xù rú cǐ dī luò wǒ shí fèn jīng yà
6. Bent out of shape
He had a bad day at work and came home all bent out of shape.
tā jīn tiān zài dān wèi yī tiān dōu bù shùn, huí jiā yě shì yī dùzi qì