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"Glad" is an adjective which is often translated as "contento", and "excited" is an adjective which is often translated as "emocionado". Learn more about the difference between "glad" and "excited" 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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excited(
ehk
-
say
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dihd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (emotionally stirred)
a. emocionado
I'm very excited about going back to Spain.Estoy muy emocionado por regresar a España.
b. entusiasmado
The children were very excited to see Santa.Los niños estaban muy entusiasmados por ver a Papá Noel.
2. (agitated)
a. nervioso
Don't get so excited; you're going to faint.No te pongas tan nervioso; te vas a desmayar.
b. alborotado
The crowd was excited.La multitud se encontraba alborotada.
c. agitado
The horses became excited due to the storm.Los caballos se pusieron agitados por la tormenta.
d. excitado
The water molecules that are excited are the ones with a higher temperature.Las moléculas de agua excitadas son las que tienen una temperatura alta.
3. (sexually aroused)
a. excitado
The bulls were excited during mating season.Los toros estaban excitados durante la época de celo.
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