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Pronunciation: /dɪˈlaɪt/

Translation of delight in Spanish:


  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (joy) placer (masculine), deleite (masculine) she could not conceal her delight no podía disimular el placer que sentía to take delight in sth disfrutar or gozar* con algo he takes great delight in teasing his sister disfruta or goza enormemente haciendo rabiar a su hermana, se deleita haciendo rabiar a su hermana to my delight, she won ganó, para gran alegría mía
    Example sentences
    • He took great delight there to go to the bookbinders' shops and lie gaping on maps.
    • He took great delight that she had already started her golf lessons.
    • The place was overflowing the girls, squealing in delight, holding cameras and cheering.
    1.2 countable/numerable (source of joy) placer (masculine) her happiness was a delight to see era un placer or una delicia verla tan feliz, daba gusto verla tan feliz
    Example sentences
    • Meanwhile, the city has become a gleaming, shining pretty pearl in a box of pleasures and delights.
    • All disciples of cinematic perversion know too well the delights of suffering in the face of intense pleasure.
    • Bored of earthly delights, he takes his compulsion for pleasure to the nth degree.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (make very happy) llenar de alegría; (give pleasure to) deleitar his success delighted them su éxito los llenó de alegría the clown delighted the children el payaso hizo las delicias de or deleitó a los niños music to delight the ear música que es un deleite or placer para el oído

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to delight in -ing deleitarse + gerund/gerundio he delights in playing practical jokes se deleita haciendo bromas, le encanta hacer bromas

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