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"Contented" is an adjective which is often translated as "satisfecho", and "content" is an adjective which is often translated as "contento". Learn more about the difference between "contented" and "content" below.
contented
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. satisfecho
Thousands of contented customers will testify to the quality of our products.Miles de clientes satisfechos dan testimonio de la calidad de nuestros productos.
b. contento
Your sister was a happy and contented baby, but you were a nightmare.Tu hermana era una bebé feliz y contenta, pero tú eras una pesadilla.
c. de satisfacción (smile)
I wanted to wipe that contented smile off her face.Quería borrarle esa sonrisa de satisfacción de la cara.
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content
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pleased)
a. contento
I was quite content to sit and watch. I didn't want to participate.Sentada mirando estaba contenta. No quería participar.
2. (happy)
a. contento
I feel content because I got the job I always wanted.Me siento contento porque conseguí el trabajo que siempre quise.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (something contained)
a. el contenido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
People with diabetes must control the sugar content in their food.Los diabéticos tienen que controlar el contenido de azúcar de su comida.
4. (material in a book, movie, website, etc.)
a. el contenido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The agreement was confidential and its content unknown.El acuerdo era confidencial y se desconocía su contenido.
5. (happiness)
a. el contento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He leaned back with a sigh of content.Se reclinó dando un suspiro de contento.
6. (satisfaction)
a. la satisfacción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She had a look of content on her face.Tenía una expresión de satisfacción en el rostro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to make happy)
a. contentar
I tried to content her with gifts.Intenté contentarla con regalos.
8. (to satisfy)
a. complacer
I hoped my reply would be enough to content him.Confiaba en que mi respuesta fuera suficiente para complacerlo.
9. (to be happy with; used with a reflexive pronoun)
a. contentarse
You will have to content yourself with one week of vacation.Tendrás que contentarte con una semana de vacaciones.
b. conformarse
I had to content myself with a sandwich for dinner.Tuve que conformarme con un sándwich para cenar.
contents
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (things inside)
a. el contenido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Hold the jar with both hands, so that you don't spill the contents.Agarra el frasco con las dos manos para no derramar el contenido.
11. (of a book)
a. el índice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On the second page of the book you will find the contents with all the chapters listed.En la segunda página del libro encontrarás el índice con todos los capítulos enumerados.
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