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
Find out how to write letters in Spanish, including advice on greetings, layout, endings...
Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.