alegrarse
alegrarse(
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leh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to rejoice)
a. to be happy
¡Me alegra tanto tu boda!I'm so happy about your wedding!
b. to be pleased
Me alegro de que hayas podido venir.I'm pleased you could make it.
c. to be glad
Me alegro de que lo preguntes, porque me había olvidado de mencionarlo.I'm glad you ask, since I had forgotten to mention it.
2. (to get drunk)
a. to get tipsy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Una cerveza no es suficiente para alegrarme.One beer is not enough to get me tipsy.
b. to get merry
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Se alegró con solo un sorbo de vino.She got merry with just one sip of wine.
alegrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to give joy)
a. to cheer up
Estamos planeando una fiesta para alegrarla.We're planning a party to cheer her up.
b. to make happy
Nos alegraste mucho con la noticia de que vamos a ser abuelos.You've made us really happy with the news that we're going to be grandparents.
4. (to enliven)
a. to liven up
La música alegrará la fiesta.The music will liven up the party.
b. to brighten up
Tu sola prensencia me alegra el alma.Your presence brightens up my heart.
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alegrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (persona)
a. to cheer up, to make happy
2. (fiesta)
a. to liven up
le alegró mucho su visitahis visit really cheered her up
me alegró el díait made my day
3. (habitación, decoración)
a. to brighten up
4. (emborrachar)
a. to make tipsy
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
me alegro de que me hagas esa preguntaI'm glad you asked me that
me alegro!good!
6. (emborracharse)
a. to get tipsy
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alegrar
transitive verb
1 (poner contento) to cheer up
le mandamos flores para alegrarla un poco we sent her some flowers to cheer her up a bit; me alegra que me preguntes eso I'm glad you asked me that
me alegra que haya esta unanimidad
nos alegra saber que ha aprobado we're pleased to hear that you passed
2 (animar) [+fiesta, reunión] to liven up; [+casa, cuarto] to brighten up; cheer up
el rojo te alegra la cara red gives your face a bit of colour; ¡alegra esa cara! cheer up!
nada de melancolias, alegra esa cara que la vida es corta
los niños alegran el hogar con sus risas the children liven up o cheer up the house with their laughter
3 [+fuego] to poke
4 [+toro] to excite; stir up
5 (Náutica) [+cuerda] to slacken
pronominal verb
alegrarse
1 (complacerse) to be happy; be pleased
siempre se alegra cuando la visitamos she's always happy o pleased when we go and visit her
alegrarse de o por algo
nos alegramos de o por tu decisión we're very happy o pleased with your decision; me alegro de verte I'm pleased to see you; it's good to see you; me alegro por ella I'm happy o pleased for her; —he aprobado —¡me alegro! "I passed" — "I'm pleased to hear it!"; me alegro muchísimo I'm delighted; —¿te importa que haya venido? —no, me alegro mucho "do you mind me coming?" — "not at all, I'm pleased you've come"; —ya puedo devolverte el dinero —me alegro de saberlo "I can pay you back now" — "I'm glad to hear it"; me alegro de que hayas venido, necesito tu ayuda I'm glad you've come, I need your help; me alegro de que saques el tema I'm glad you mentioned that
2 (emborracharse) to get merry o tipsy (familiar)
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Phrases with "alegrarse"
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alegrarse de
to be happy
alegrarse de que
to be happy that
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