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American English: /ˈhæpi/
British English: /ˈhapi/

Translation of happy in Spanish:

adjective happier, happiest

  • 1 (of people) 1.1 (joyful, content)
    de felicidad
    she's not happy unless she has somebody to shout at
    si no tiene a quien gritarle, no está contenta
    I hope you'll both be very happy
    que sean muy felices
    que seáis muy felices (Spain)
    to make somebody happy
    hacer feliz a alguien
    he is happy in his work
    está contento con su trabajo
    I'd be happier if you weren't going alone
    me quedaría más tranquilo si no fueras solo
    he'll promise them anything just to keep them happy
    con tal de tenerlos contentos, es capaz de prometerles cualquier cosa
    as happy as a sandboy/as a lark/as the day (is long)/as Larry (esp British)
    como unas pascuas
    Example sentences
    • Surely you can't have more than one quiet, smiling, happy and contented day in a row?
    • If my observation serves me right, old folks are generally happy and contented with the way they spend their free time.
    • The feel of the warm moist soil around my roots as they got stronger and ever deeper into the ground made me feel happy and contented.
    1.2 (pleased) (predicative) to be happy
    we're so happy you're back
    nos alegramos tanto or estamos tan contentos de que hayas vuelto
    I'm so happy for you
    me alegro mucho por ti
    ¡cuánto me alegro!
    he was very happy that you had found a job
    se alegró mucho de que hubieras encontrado trabajo
    he was happy to be back home
    estaba contento de estar de vuelta en casa
    she'd be only too happy to help
    ella ayudaría encantada or con mucho gusto
    1.3 (satisfied) (predicative) to be happy
    estar contento
    she's not entirely happy with his work
    no está del todo contenta con su trabajo
    some people are happy with anything
    algunas personas se contentan con cualquier cosa
    Example sentences
    • Are you happy with the quality of the policy file that you have seen from Operation Helios?
    • So I am not happy with the size of the squad, but I am certainly happy with the quality of it.
    • I cannot be happy with my performance because the team as a whole hasn't had results.
    1.4 (tipsy) (British) [colloquial] (predicative) to be happy
    estar alegre
    estar achispado [colloquial]
  • 2 (of events) 2.1 (giving pleasure)
    the happiest days of your life
    la época más feliz de la vida
    the happy event
    el feliz acontecimiento
    happy birthday
    feliz cumpleaños
    Happy New Year
    Feliz Año Nuevo
    many happy returns (of the day)!
    ¡felicidades! or ¡que cumplas muchos más!
    2.2 (fortunate) (before noun)
    Example sentences
    • For opportunities appear, at first glance, to have a happy knack of falling into the lap of the third season trainer.
    • She has the happy knack of making the most mundane report appear interesting.
    • The range in the city is broader than in most places, and the locals seem to have a happy knack with fish dishes particularly.
    2.3 (felicitous) (formal or literary)
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