An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (happy)
a. contento
I'm glad to know that in the end you forgave your brother.Estoy contento de saber que al final perdonaste a tu hermano.
b. alegre
I'm glad it isn't true.Estoy alegre de que no sea cierto.
c. feliz
Nothing would make me so glad as to hear you say "yes" to my marriage proposal.Nada me haría más feliz que escucharte decir "sí" a mi propuesta de matrimonio.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
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He's much better today. - I'm so glad.Hoy se encuentra mucho mejor. - Me alegro mucho.
I'm glad to hear from you.Me alegra tener noticias de ti.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. alegre, contento(a)
to be glad about somethingestar alegre or contento por algo
to be glad of somethingagradecer algo
to be glad to do somethingestar encantado(a) de hacer algo
2. (literary)
glad tidingsbuenas nuevas fpl
3. (colloquial)
glad ragsropa elegante
glad [ɡlæd]
gladder (comparative)gladdest (superlative)
1 (pleased)
to be glad alegrarse; "I had a great time" — "I'm (so) glad" —me lo pasé fenomenal —me alegro (mucho); to be glad that alegrarse de que; I'm glad that you could come me alegro de que hayas podido venir; I'm glad that I relented in the end me alegro de haber transigido al final; to be glad to do sth (pleased) alegrarse de hacer algo; (willing) estar encantado de hacer algo; I was glad to see him me alegré de verlo; I am glad to hear it me alegra saberlo; I'll be glad to answer any questions estaré encantado de responder a cualquier pregunta; our receptionists will be glad to help you make any theatre reservations nuestros recepcionistas le ayudarán con el mayor agrado a reservar entradas para el teatro
to be [only] too glad to do sth
I would be only too glad to take a job like that me encantaría aceptar un trabajo como ese; he assured her that he would be only too glad to help le aseguró que sería un verdadero placer ayudarla; to be glad about sth alegrarse de algo
to be glad [of] sth
Ralph was glad of a chance to change the subject Ralph se alegró de tener la oportunidad de cambiar de tema; I was glad of his help me alegré de que me ayudase; I'd be very glad of your advice le agradeceré mucho que me aconseje
2 (before noun) (joyful) [+occasion] feliz
glad rags trajes (m) de fiesta; glad tidings buenas nuevas (f)
to give sb the glad eye echar a algn una mirada insinuante
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