jolly

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jolly(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (cheerful)
a. alegre
That jolly old man really looks like Santa Claus.Ese viejito alegre se parece mucho a Papá Noel.
We had a jolly Christmas party.Tuvimos una alegre fiesta navideña.
2. (pleasant)
a. agradable
I like Claudio. He has a jolly smile.Me cae bien Claudio, tiene una sonrisa agradable.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(intensifier) (United Kingdom)
a. muy
Did you enjoy the concert? - Oh yes, it was jolly good.¿Te gustó el concierto? - Oh, sí, estuvo muy bueno.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The children had a jolly time at the park today.Los niños se la pasaron bastante bien hoy en el parque.
Yes, it sounds like your Masters thesis was jolly difficult.Sí, parece que tu tesis de maestría fue difilicísimo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to coax)
a. animar
He was going 25 in a 60 zone. I tried to jolly him with some hand signals, but he was not appreciative.Iba a 25 en una zona de 60. Traté de animarle mediante señas, pero no supo apreciarlo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (a pleasure trip or tour made by an official at public expense) (United Kingdom)
a. el viajecito pagado
(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).
(M)
The prime minister was heavily criticized for his four-day jolly to Paris to be the guest of honor in a parade.El primer ministro fue severamente criticado por su viajecito pagado de cuatro días a París para ser el invitado de honor en un desfile.
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jolly
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (cheerful)
a. alegre
the Jolly Rogerla bandera pirata
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. bien (very)
jolly good!¡estupendo! ¡chévere!,, ¡padre!,, ¡bárbaro(a)!
it serves him jolly well right!¡se lo tiene bien merecido!
yes, I jolly well DID do it!sí, fui yo ¿qué pasa?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a.
to jolly somebody into doing somethinganimar a alguien a hacer algo
to jolly somebody alonganimar a alguien
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jolly [ˈdʒɒlɪ]
adjective
jollier (comparative)jolliest (superlative) [+person] (cheerful) alegre; (amusing) divertido; [+laugh] gracioso
it was all very jolly todo fue muy agradable; it wasn't very jolly for the rest of us los demás no nos divertimos tanto; we had a jolly time lo pasamos muy bien; nos divertimos mucho; to get jolly achisparse (informal)
adverb
(Britain) muy; la mar de; bastante; (LAm)
we were jolly glad estábamos la mar de contentos; nos alegramos muchísimo; it's jolly hard es terriblemente difícil; you did jolly well lo hiciste la mar de bien (informal); you've jolly well got to no tienes otro remedio; no te queda otra; (LAm) jolly good! ¡estupendo!; ¡macanudo!; (Peru) (S. Cone)
transitive verb
to jolly sb along dar ánimos a algn; animar a algn; to jolly sb into doing sth engatusar a algn para que haga algo
modifier
jolly boat (n) esquife (m)
Jolly Roger (n) bandera (f) pirata
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