English translation of 'alegre'
1. (= feliz)
[cara, carácter] happy ⧫ cheerful
recibimos una alegre noticia we received some happy news
estar alegre (por algo) to be happy (about sth)
ser alegre to be cheerful or happy
María es muy alegre María’s a very cheerful or happy person
2. (= luminoso)
[día, habitación, color] bright
3. [música, fiesta] lively
4. (informal) (= borracho)
estar alegre to be merry or tipsy (informal)
5. (= irresponsable) thoughtless
6. (= inmoral)see also mujer feminine noun
[chiste] (old-fashioned) risqué ⧫ blue
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Example Sentences Including 'alegre'
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El eco de los hachazos sonaba en el valle alegre como una música.Señas de identidad
Las posibilidades esperanzadoras de la Restauración le mantenían el ánimo alegre.Galdós
Los días 13 y 14 de agosto llegará el Ballet Clásico de Moscú al Conde Duque para representar La viuda alegre (21.30 horas).El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Sin plano, sabía que llegaría al recodo del ríoè La vida, después de mi úItima labor de ingeniería, se me antojaba algo más alegre.La higuera seca
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'alegre' in Other Languages
British English: merry /ˈmɛrɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Merry means happy and cheerful.
...a merry little tune.
- American English: merry
- Arabic: بَهِيجٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: feliz
- Chinese: 欢乐的
- Croatian: veseo
- Czech: veselý
- Danish: glad
- Dutch: vrolijk
- European Spanish: alegre
- Finnish: iloinen
- French: joyeux
- German: fröhlich
- Greek: χαρωπός
- Italian: contento
- Japanese: 陽気な
- Korean: 즐거운
- Norwegian: lystig
- Polish: wesoły
- European Portuguese: feliz
- Romanian: vesel
- Russian: веселый
- Spanish: alegre
- Swedish: glad
- Thai: รื่นเริง
- Turkish: şen şakrak
- Ukrainian: щасливий
- Vietnamese: vui vẻ
British English: cheery ADJECTIVE
If you describe a person or their behaviour as cheery, you mean that they are cheerful and happy.
She was cheery and talked to them about their problems.
British English: gleeful ADJECTIVE
Someone who is gleeful is happy and excited, often because of someone else's bad luck.
He took an almost gleeful delight in showing how wrong they can be.
British English: joyful ADJECTIVE
Something that is joyful causes happiness and pleasure.
Giving birth to a child is both painful and joyful.
British English: joyous ADJECTIVE
Joyous means extremely happy.
She had made their childhood so joyous and carefree.
British English: light-hearted ADJECTIVE
Someone who is light-hearted is cheerful and happy.
They were light-hearted and prepared to enjoy life.
British English: vivacious ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as vivacious, you mean that they are lively, exciting, and attractive.
She's beautiful, vivacious, and charming.
Translation of alegre from the Collins Spanish to English Dictionary
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