French translation of 'happy'
1. (= cheerful, contented)
[day, occasion] heureux/euse
[childhood, marriage, life] heureux/euse
Janet looks happy. Janet a l’air heureuse.
It was the happiest day of my life. C’était le plus beau jour de ma vie.
to put on a happy face faire bonne figure
2. (in greetings)
happy birthday! bon anniversaire ! ⧫ joyeux anniversaire !
happy Christmas! joyeux Noël !
happy New Year! bonne année !
3. (= pleased, satisfied) [person, customer] satisfait(e)
to keep sb happy contenter qn
to be happy with sth [arrangements, work] être satisfait(e) de qch
I’m very happy with your work. Je suis très satisfait de ton travail.
to be happy for sb (= delighted) être content(e) pour qn
to be happy about doing sth être content(e) de faire qch
to be happy to hear that ... être heureux/euse d’apprendre que ...
I was happy to hear that you passed your exams. J’ai été heureux d’apprendre que tu as réussi tes examens.
4. (= willing)
yes, I’d be happy to oui, avec plaisir ⧫ oui, (bien) volontiers
to be happy to do sth bien vouloir faire qch
to be happy for sb to do sth être d’accord pour que qn fasse qch
5. (= fortunate) [coincidence] heureux/euse
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Example Sentences Including 'happy'
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It always makes me happy to hear that.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It must be a happy coincidence.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Surveys of wellbeing also suggest that women typically are happier in their working lives than men.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
But life hasn't always been this happy and carefree.The Sun (2016)
Council workers deliver vital services and they are all the better when those staff are happy in their work.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Happy and nervous faces have passed through and thousands of pounds have been spent.The Sun (2011)
He says he is happier than he was when we met previously.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Instead focus your eyes on something else and just think about a happy memory.The Sun (2010)
Research supports the theory that crying makes us feel happier and healthier.The Sun (2016)
So a happy New Year all round!The Sun (2009)
They are jealous of my new family and my happy life.The Sun (2010)
They are more interested in being happy and doing something they value and love.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We are happy to say she has not.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You find a way to keep the family happy.The Sun (2014)
Now I shall really be very happy to walk into the same room with you.Emma (1815)
And this is no happy coincidence.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It is a happy place at the minute.The Sun (2014)
We are still happy and very satisfied with him.The Sun (2012)
It has gained enthusiastic reviews from the critics and happy plaudits from satisfied diners.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Their happy smiling little faces fill both ends of the pipe.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
There isn't a trade-off between being good at something and being happy.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Would you expect other people to feel happy about your unhappiness?Times, Sunday Times (2006)
But they were always happiest together.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Happy birthday and many more.The Sun (2007)
He made me feel happy and alive.The Sun (2009)
Most arrivals will work for employers happy to use them for low wages.The Sun (2007)
Neither of them are in a happy place right now.The Sun (2016)
Once his childhood was over, he was quite happy to say goodbye to them.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
There are less happy endings for others who pass through the camp.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This could be a wonderful new beginning for a happier life.The Sun (2016)
Tomorrow night we should raise a glass and wish ourselves a happy and prosperous New Year.The Sun (2016)
Two lonely souls brought together by happy coincidence?The Sun (2012)
We already have most of the ingredients of a happy life.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We are so thankful both of us pulled through and had a happy ending.The Sun (2011)
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'happy' in Other Languages
British English: happy /ˈhæpɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is happy has feelings of joy or contentment.
She was a confident, happy child.
- American English: happy
- Arabic: سَعِيد
- Brazilian Portuguese: feliz
- Chinese: 快乐的
- Croatian: sretan
- Czech: šťastný spokojený
- Danish: glad
- Dutch: gelukkig
- European Spanish: feliz
- Finnish: onnellinen
- French: heureux
- German: glücklich
- Greek: ευτυχισμένος
- Italian: felice
- Japanese: 幸福な
- Korean: 행복한
- Norwegian: glad
- Polish: szczęśliwy
- European Portuguese: feliz
- Romanian: fericit
- Russian: счастливый
- Spanish: feliz
- Swedish: lycklig
- Thai: เป็นสุข
- Turkish: mutlu
- Ukrainian: щасливий
- Vietnamese: hạnh phúc
Translation of happy from the Collins English to French Dictionary