what does mealegra mean
what does mealegra mean?
It's probably "me alegra," which means "I am happy....It makes me happy....."
Me alegro de que me hagas esa pregunta = I'm glad you asked me that question.
me alegro - is masculine but can be used by both genders
me alegro = when a man says the word, (talking of "his" feelings) me alegra = is genderless, because is an idea expressed for something. me alegro = a woman can say it too (talking of "her" feelings)
I understand the confusion because in Spanish most words carry a gender "termination o" for masculine, and termination "a" for femenine but there are some particular cases where the word can be used by both genders regardless of termination, because is talking about an idea, in this case the idea are "the feelings" and feelings have no gender.
My understanding is that "me alegro" is the first person singular form of "alegrarse" and means "I am happy". "Me alegra" is the third person singular form of "alegrar", with "me" serving as the direct object pronoun, and means "XX makes me happy".
Functionally the same, but this explains "alegro vs. alegra"?
So the question may be, if they do mean basically the same thing, which is used more?
The only difference I can see is that "alegrar" is followed by "que" whilst "alegrarse" is followed by "de que"
Me alegra que me preguntes eso - I am glad you asked me that.
Me alegro de que saques el tema - I am glad you mentioned that.
An explanation by someone more qualified would be appreciated.
Soooo alegro/alegra...is alegro being conjugated to match something or is it changing to match something feminine or masculine? I know I've heard it both ways, I think from both genders. Can someone clarify for me please? Muchas gracias