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"Glad" is an adjective which is often translated as "contento", and "eager" is an adjective which is often translated as "ansioso". Learn more about the difference between "glad" and "eager" below.
glad(
glahd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (happy)
a. contento
I'm glad to know that in the end you forgave your brother.Estoy contento de saber que al final perdonaste a tu hermano.
b. alegre
I'm glad it isn't true.Estoy alegre de que no sea cierto.
c. feliz
Nothing would make me so glad as to hear you say "yes" to my marriage proposal.Nada me haría más feliz que escucharte decir "sí" a mi propuesta de matrimonio.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He's much better today. - I'm so glad.Hoy se encuentra mucho mejor. - Me alegro mucho.
I'm glad to hear from you.Me alegra tener noticias de ti.
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eager(
i
-
guhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (desirous)
a. ansioso
Don't be so eager for the results! You can't do anything but wait.¡No estés tan ansioso por los resultados! Lo único que puedes hacer es esperar.
b. impaciente
I am so eager to see her that I can't stop calling her.Estoy tan impaciente por verla que no puedo parar de llamarla.
c. ávido (for knowledge, news or change)
The younger students were eager for knowledge.Los alumnos más jóvenes estaban ávidos de conocimiento.
2. (enthusiastic)
a. entusiasta
Nick is a very eager listener. I enjoy telling him about my life.Nick es un oyente muy entusiasta. Me gusta contarle cosas de mi vida.
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