Quick answer
"Joking" is an adjective which is often translated as "jocoso", and "lighthearted" is an adjective which is often translated as "alegre". Learn more about the difference between "joking" and "lighthearted" below.
joking(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in humor)
a. jocoso
I didn't like his joking tone. I thought it rather disrepectful.No me gustó su tono jocoso. Me parecía un tanto irreverente.
b. humorístico
She made a joking reference to his old-fashioned hairstyle.Hizo una referencia humorística a su corte de pelo anticuado.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (jokes)
a. las bromas
(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).
Joking may seem fun, but it can hurt some people's feelings.Las bromas pueden parecer divertidas, pero pueden herir los sentimientos de algunas personas.
b. los chistes
(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).
(verbal)
Their constant joking at his expense was getting on my nerves.Sus constantes chistes a costa de él me estaban poniendo los pelos de punta.
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lighthearted
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. alegre
They were lighthearted and carefree as they set off on their vacation.Partieron de vacaciones sintiéndose alegres y despreocupados.
b. desenfadado
We wanted the program to have a more lighthearted tone so we've included some modern music.Queríamos que el programa tuviera un tono más desenfadado, por eso incluimos algo de música moderna.
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