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"Glad" is an adjective which is often translated as "contento", and "pleased" is an adjective which is often translated as "satisfecho". Learn more about the difference between "glad" and "pleased" 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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pleased(
plizd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (expressing pleasure)
a. satisfecho
Frank was pleased with his son's report card.Frank estaba satisfecho con la boleta de calificaciones de su hijo.
b. contento
He looked pleased when he heard the news.Cuando se enteró de las noticias, pareció contento.
2. (expressing satisfaction)
a. de satisfacción
The woman looked at her son, and a pleased smile lit up her face.La mujer miró a su hijo, y una sonrisa de satisfacción le iluminó la cara.
b. grato
On reading his letter, we learned with pleased surprise that he would be coming soon.Al leer su carta, nos enteramos con grata sorpresa de que vendría pronto.
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