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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (emotion)
a. joy
El rostro del bebé se iluminó de alegría al ver a su mamá.The baby's face lit up with joy when he saw his mother.
b. happiness
Se llenó de alegría al ver su jardín floreciendo.She was filled with happiness when she saw her garden in bloom.
2. (irresponsibility)
a. recklessness
Conduce su moto con demasiada alegría; ¡su pobre mamá ya no duerme!He rides his motorcycle with such recklessness his poor mother can't sleep anymore!
3. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. amaranth bar
Mis primos me trajeron unas alegrías de México. ¿Las quieres probar?My cousins brought me some amaranth bars from Mexico. Do you want to try them?
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (gozo)
a. happiness, joy
2. (motivo de gozo)
a. joy
con alegríahappily, joyfully
3. (irresponsabilidad)
a. rashness, recklessness
gastaron el dinero con demasiada alegríathey spent the money too freely
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1 (felicidad) happiness; joy; (satisfacción) gladness; (optimismo) cheerfulness; (regocijo) merriment
¡qué alegría! how marvellous!; that's splendid!; saltar de alegría to jump for joy
alegría vital joie de vivre
2 (irresponsabilidad) recklessness; irresponsibility
3 (Botánica)
alegría de la casa balsam
4 alegrías (Música) Andalusian song or dance; (España) (genitales) naughty bits (muy_familiar)
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