- 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (happiness, satisfaction) placer (masculine) the pursuit of pleasure la búsqueda del placer it's a pleasure to listen to her es un placer or da gusto escucharla to find o take pleasure in sth disfrutar con algo to take pleasure in hurting others disfrutar or regodearse hiriendo a los demás I get a lot of pleasure out of reading disfruto muchísimo leyendo (before noun/delante del nombre) the pleasure principle [Psychology/Psicología] el principio de placer pleasure seeker hedonista (masculine and feminine)More example sentences1.2 (in polite formulas) with pleasure con mucho gusto it is with the greatest pleasure that we … tenemos el gran placer de … thank you — (it's) my pleasure gracias — de nada or no hay de qué, ha sido un placer may I have the pleasure of this dance? ¿me concede esta pieza? I don't believe I've had the pleasure no creo haber tenido el placer or el gusto Mr John Smith requests the pleasure of your company at … John Smith tiene el placer de invitar a Vd a … it gives me great pleasure to introduce … es un placer para mí presentarles …, me es muy grato poder presentarles … it gives me no pleasure to have to tell you this lamento or siento mucho tener que decirte esto
- Perhaps if he had been more concerned with self-advancement he might not have fallen into obscurity - but would he then have produced such happy music for our pleasure?
- Everyone present expressed satisfaction, approval, pleasure and delight at being in attendance.
- There was no uncertainty, no wavering, no hesitation, nor was there any mirth, any pleasure, any satisfaction.
- 2 2.1 uncountable/no numerable (recreation, amusement) placer (masculine) I play just for pleasure toco solo porque me gusta (before noun/delante del nombre) pleasure craft embarcación (feminine) de recreo pleasure cruise crucero (masculine) de placer pleasure garden parque (masculine) de diversiones or (Spain/España) atracciones pleasure trip viaje (masculine) de placer 2.2 countable/numerable (source of happiness) placer (masculine) she introduced him to the pleasures of good food lo inició en los placeres de la buena mesa Jane is a real pleasure to teach da gusto or es un verdadero placer darle clases a Jane it's a great pleasure having you back estamos encantados de tenerlo una vez más entre nosotros it was a pleasure fue un placerMore example sentences
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- I resist the view that the pleasures of fiction derive from its purely thought-experimental aspects.
- It is undoubtedly true that the pleasures of smoking are derived from the actions of nicotine on the central nervous system.
- His own interest in food lay in the pleasures to be derived from it.
- Some parts of the building are for entertainment, pleasure, and relaxation; others for work and for meeting outsiders.
- Glasgow has become a place of leisure, pleasure and entertainment.
- There's a problem here, an interesting one if one is concerned about reading as an act of pleasure as opposed to literature as a field of scholarship.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them.