happy

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happy(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (contented)
a. feliz (invariable)
I'm feeling happy because I'm going to Cancun next week.Me siento feliz porque la semana que viene voy a Cancún.
2. (pleased)
a. contento
We painted our walls yellow, and I'm really happy with the result.Pintamos las paredes de amarillo y estoy muy contento con el resultado.
3. (cheerful)
a. alegre (invariable)
I think I'm a pretty happy person, in general.Creo que soy una persona bastante alegre, por lo general.
She has always been a happy and friendly person.Ella siempre ha sido una persona alegre y simpática.
4. (fortunate)
a. afortunado
This is not a happy accident, but the result of many hours of work.No se trata de una afortunada casualidad, sino del resultado de muchas horas de trabajo.
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happy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in a state of contentment)
a. feliz
2. (pleased)
a. contento(a)
3. (cheerful)
a. alegre, feliz
to be happy with somethingestar contento con algo
to be happy to do somethinghacer algo con mucho gusto
to make somebody happyhacer feliz a alguien
a happy endingun final feliz
a happy mediumun (satisfactorio) término medio
happy birthday/Christmas/New Year!¡feliz cumpleaños/Navidad/Año Nuevo!
4. (fortunate; choice, phrase)
a. afortunado(a), acertado(a)
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happy [ˈhæpɪ]
adjective
happier (comparative)happiest (superlative)
1 (contented) feliz
we've been very happy here aquí hemos sido muy felices; I don't think they're very happy together no creo que sean muy felices juntos; to make sb happy hacer feliz a algn; you've just made me a very happy man! ¡me acabas de hacer el hombre más feliz del mundo!
to be as happy as Larry or a lark or a sandboy estar como unas pascuas
2 (cheerful) alegre
she has always been a happy little girl siempre ha sido una niña muy alegre; he has a happy temperament tiene un temperamento alegre
3 (satisfied, pleased) contento
the boss is waiting for you and he isn't very happy te está esperando el jefe y no parece muy contento; to be happy to do sth: I'm just happy to be back running solo estoy contento de poder volver a correr; I am happy to tell you that ... tengo mucho gusto en comunicarle que ...; we'll be happy to help estaremos encantados de ayudar; I'd be happy to check it for you no me importa nada comprobártelo; con mucho gusto se lo comprobaré (formal); yes, I'd be happy to sí, con mucho gusto; he seems quite happy to let things go on as they are parece no importarle dejar que las cosas sigan como están
we are not happy about the plan no estamos contentos con el proyecto
we're very happy for you nos alegramos mucho por ti
to keep sb happy tener a algn contento
she wasn't happy with his work no estaba contenta con su trabajo
4 (at ease, unworried) tranquilo
don't worry about keeping him waiting, he seems quite happy no te preocupes por hacerle esperar, él parece muy tranquilo; I'm quite happy to wait no me importa esperar
5 (pleasant, joyful) [+childhood, life, marriage, home] feliz; [+place, atmosphere] alegre
it was the happiest day of my life fue el día más feliz de mi vida; they were having such a happy time splashing around se lo estaban pasando tan bien chapoteando en el agua; we spent many happy hours playing on the beach pasamos muchas horas maravillosas jugando en la playa
ours was a happy home
happy birthday! ¡feliz cumpleaños!
happy Christmas! ¡feliz Navidad!; ¡felices Navidades!
a happy ending un final feliz
a happy event un feliz acontecimiento
happy New Year! ¡feliz Año Nuevo!
6 (felicitous) [+phrase] afortunado; oportuno; [+position, chance] afortunado; [+coincidence, idea] feliz
by a happy coincidence ...
a happy medium un término medio; to strike a happy medium encontrar un término medio
7 (tipsy) contentillo (informal); alegre (informal)
modifier
happy families (n) (Cards) juego (m) de las familias
happy hour (n) happy hour (m) hora durante la cual se paga menos por la bebida en los bares; (hora durante la cual se paga menos por la bebida en los bares)
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