Translation of merry in Spanish:

merry

Pronunciation: /ˈmeri/

adj (-rier, -riest)

  • 1.1 (joyful) alegre the more the merrier [set phrase/frase hecha] cuantos más, mejor merry Christmas! ¡feliz Navidad!, ¡felices Pascuas! to make merry [literary/literario] divertirse*
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    • Showing or characterized by exuberance or mirthful excitement; merry; cheerful; jolly.
    • The night was not lonely either, as quite a few regulars danced cheerfully to merry tunes in the moonlight.
    • Still, we carry on cheerfully, whistling a merry tune as we stir it all up with a wooden spoon.
    1.2 (unconcerned) to go one's merry way [ironic/irónico] he went his own merry way se fue tan campante 1.3 (drunk) [colloquial/familiar] alegre, achispado
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    • His recollection is you had been to some sort of do in the afternoon or early evening, and you were quite merry.
    • Everyone was getting quite merry, and the glasses were being passed about.
    • They returned home at 10.45 pm "quite merry" and went to bed about half an hour later, he said.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.