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"Gerund" is a noun which is often translated as "el gerundio", and "happy" is an adjective which is often translated as "feliz". Learn more about the difference between "gerund" and "happy" below.
gerund(
jeh
-
ruhnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el gerundio
(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).
In English, you can turn a verb into a gerund by adding -ing.En inglés, se puede convertir un verbo en un gerundio por añadir -ing.
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happy(
hah
-
pi
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (contented)
a. feliz (invariable)
I'm feeling happy because I'm going to Cancun next week.Me siento feliz porque la semana que viene voy a Cancún.
2. (pleased)
a. contento
We painted our walls yellow, and I'm really happy with the result.Pintamos las paredes de amarillo y estoy muy contento con el resultado.
3. (cheerful)
a. alegre (invariable)
I think I'm a pretty happy person, in general.Creo que soy una persona bastante alegre, por lo general.
She has always been a happy and friendly person.Ella siempre ha sido una persona alegre y simpática.
4. (fortunate)
a. afortunado
This is not a happy accident, but the result of many hours of work.No se trata de una afortunada casualidad, sino del resultado de muchas horas de trabajo.
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