verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 (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 o/or brightened up his old age me alegra saber que todo salió bien I'm glad o/or pleased to hear that everything turned out all right 1.2 (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 1.3 [Tauromaquia/Bullfighting] to excite
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (alegrarse)
- 1.1 (ponerse feliz, contento) me alegro tanto por ti I'm so happy for you está mucho mejor — me alegro, déle saludos míos she's much better — that's good o/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 o/or pleased! nos alegramos tanto con la noticia we were so pleased at the news alegrarse
dealgo to be glad o/or pleased aboutsth se alegró de nuestra victoria she was glad o pleased about our win o that we had won se alegran de las desgracias ajenas they take pleasure in other people's misfortunes alegrarse de+ infinitivo/infinitiveto be pleased to + infinitivo/infinitivese alegró de recibir la carta she was pleased o/or glad to get the letter me alegro de verte it's good o/or nice to see you ¿no te alegras de haber venido? aren't you glad o/or pleased you came?alegrarse de que+ subjuntivo/subjunctiveme alegro de que todo haya salido bien I'm glad o/or pleased that everything went well 1.2 (animarse) to cheer up ¡vamos! ¡alégrate! si no es para tanto come on, cheer up! it's not that bad 1.3 (por el alcohol) to get tipsy [familiar/colloquial], to get merry (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.