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alegrar

Translation of alegrar in English:

transitive verb

  • 1 (hacer feliz)
    (persona)
    to make … happy
    me alegró mucho su visita
    her visit made me very happy
    los nietos alegraron su vejez
    his grandchildren brought happiness to or brightened up his old age
    me alegra saber que todo salió bien
    I'm glad or pleased to hear that everything turned out all right
  • 2 (animar) ¡alegra esa cara!
    don't look so glum!
    cheer up!
    con sus bromas alegró la fiesta
    she livened up the party with her jokes
    unas flores alegrarían la habitación
    some flowers would brighten up the room

also: alegrarse pronominal verb

  • 1 (ponerse feliz, contento)me alegro tanto por ti está mucho mejor — me alegro, déle saludos míos
    she's much better — that's good or I'm glad, give her my best wishes
    se alegró muchísimo cuando lo vio
    she was really happy when she saw him
    ¡cuánto me alegro!
    I'm so happy or pleased!
    nos alegramos tanto con la noticia
    we were so pleased at the news
    alegrarse de algo
    to be glad or pleased about something
    se alegró de nuestra victoria
    she was glad or pleased about our win or that we had won
    se alegran de las desgracias ajenas
    they take pleasure in other people's misfortunes
    alegrarse de + infinitivo
    to be pleased to + infinitivo
    se alegró de recibir la carta
    she was pleased or glad to get the letter
    me alegro de verte
    it's good or nice to see you
    ¿no te alegras de haber venido?
    aren't you glad or pleased you came?
    alegrarse de que + subjuntivome alegro de que todo haya salido bien
    I'm glad or pleased that everything went well
  • 3 (por el alcohol)
    to get tipsy [colloquial]
    to get merry (British) [colloquial]
Example sentences
  • Se alegraba mucho de haber solicitado el voto por correo.
  • Van llegando grupos de músicos que alegran al público con su ritmo de vientos y tambores.
  • Yo me alegré bastante porque eso iba a ser para mis hijos.
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