delight
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delight(
dih
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layd
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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. (happiness)
a. el deleite
(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).
When I got home, to my delight, dinner was already on the table.Cuando llegué a casa, para mi deleite, la cena ya estaba en la mesa.
b. el placer
(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).
Her mother could not conceal her delight when hearing the news.Su madre no pudo ocultar su placer al enterarse de las noticias.
2. (source of happiness)
a. el placer
(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).
It's always a delight to travel to Paris.Siempre es un placer viajar a París.
b. la delicia
(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).
What a delight it is to sunbathe on the beach!¡Qué delicia tomar el sol en la playa!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to please)
a. deleitar
The entertainer delighted the audience with her antics.La artista deleitó al público con sus payasadas.
b. encantar
It really delighted me that you were able to come visit this weekend.Me encantó que pudieras venir a visitarme este fin de semana.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to enjoy; used with "in")
a. deleitarse
She delighted in playing the flute for hours in her bedroom.Se deleitaba tocando la flauta durante horas en su habitación.
b. disfrutar
The couple delighted in the company of so many old friends.La pareja disfrutaba con la compañía de tantos viejos amigos.
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delight
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pleasure)
a. el gusto m, placer
(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).
to my/her delightpara mi/su deleite
he took delight in her failurese alegró de su fracaso
to take delight in doing somethingdisfrutar haciendo algo
the delights of Blackpoollos encantos or placeres de la ciudad de Blackpool
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. deleitar, encantar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to delight in doing somethingdisfrutar haciendo algo
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delight [dɪˈlaɪt]
noun
1 (feeling of joy) deleite (m); placer (m); (jubilation) regocijo (m)
much to her delight, they lost perdieron, con gran regocijo de su parte
to my delight
to take delight in sth disfrutar con algo; deleitarse con algo; to take delight in doing sth disfrutar haciendo algo; deleitarse en hacer algo
2 (pleasurable thing) encanto (m)
one of the delights of Majorca uno de los encantos de Mallorca; the book is sheer delight el libro es una verdadera delicia or maravilla; she is a delight to teach (said of schoolgirl) es un placer ser su maestra; a delight to the eye un placer para la vista
transitive verb
[+person] encantar; deleitar
intransitive verb
to delight in sth disfrutar con algo; deleitarse con algo; to delight in doing sth disfrutar haciendo algo; deleitarse en hacer algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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