estar alegre

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estar alegre(
ehs
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tahr
 
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leh
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greh
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be merry)
a. to be happy
Estoy alegre porque mañana regresa mi hermano de Francia.I'm happy because my brother comes back from France tomorrow.
b. to be cheerful
¿Por qué estás tan alegre hoy? - Enrique me confesó su amor.Why are you so cheerful today? - Enrique confessed his love for me.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be slightly drunk)
a. to be tipsy
Yo estaba alegre porque había bebido dos copas de vino.I was tipsy because I had drunk two glasses of wine.
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