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be happy

be happy(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. sé feliz
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Go and see the world and be happy!¡Vete a conocer mundo y sé feliz!
b. que seas feliz
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
We just want the best for you. Be happy, darling!Solo queremos lo mejor para ti. ¡Que seas feliz, cariño!
c. sea feliz
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
It's time you thought about yourself. Focus on what you want to do and be happy.Es hora de que piense en sí misma. Concéntrese en sí misma y sea feliz.
d. que sea feliz
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
We're sorry to see you go, but we wish you luck. Be successful and be happy!Lamentamos que se vaya, pero le deseamos suerte. ¡Que tenga éxito y que sea feliz!
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. sean felices (plural)
You've been through a lot this year so now put it all behind you and be happy.Han pasado por mucho este año así que ahora olvídenlo y sean felices.
b. que sean felices (plural)
Congratulations on your wedding! Be happy!¡Felicidades por su boda! ¡Que sean felices!
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
3. (to be content)
a. ser feliz
I'm much happier now that I have a dog.Soy mucho más feliz ahora que tengo un perro.
b. estar feliz
I'm so happy to be here with my loved ones!¡Estoy tan feliz de estar aquí con mis seres queridos!
c. estar contento
John is happy because he passed all his classes in school.John está contento porque aprobó todas las asignaturas de la escuela.
d. alegrarse
I was so happy to hear they could come to the wedding.Me alegré mucho cuando supe que podrían venir a la boda.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you think you could call me a cab? - Of course, I'd be happy to.¿Podría llamarme un taxi? - Claro que sí. Con mucho gusto.
Please don't hesitate to ask if there's anything you need. We'd be happy to help.Por favor, no duden en hacernos saber cualquier cosa que necesiten. Estaríamos encantados de ayudarles.
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