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"Cheerful" is an adjective which is often translated as "alegre", and "optimistic" is an adjective which is often translated as "optimista". Learn more about the difference between "cheerful" and "optimistic" below.
cheerful(
chihr
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fuhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in good spirits)
a. alegre
I don't understand how you can be so cheerful this early in the morning.No entiendo cómo puedes estar tan alegre tan temprano en la mañana.
b. jovial
He is cheerful no matter the circumstances.Él es jovial cualquiera que sean las circunstancias
2. (bright)
a. alegre
The children's room was painted in cheerful primary colors.El cuarto de los niños estaba pintado de colores primarios alegres.
3. (positive)
a. alentador
There was some cheerful news about the economy today.Hoy hubo noticias alentadoras sobre la economía.
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optimistic(
ap
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tuh
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mihs
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tihk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (positive)
a. optimista
It is important to remain optimistic during times of financial crisis.Es importante mantenerse optimista durante tiempos de crisis financiera.
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