Translation of alegría in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 (dicha, felicidad) happiness, joy ¡qué alegría verte por aquí! it's great to see you!, how lovely to see you! no sabes qué alegría me das con esa noticia you don't know how happy that news makes me, you can't imagine how glad o happy o pleased I am to hear that para gran alegría nuestra to our great delight estaba que saltaba de alegría he was jumping for joy
- 2 [Botánica/Botany] sesame
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