In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be glad(happy, pleased)alegrarseto be glad about sth — alegrarse de algo
- oh good, I'm so glad — ¡qué bien! ¡cuánto me alegro!
- to be glad (that) — (+ subj) alegrarse de que
- I'm glad you like it — me alegro de que te guste
- I'm glad you've told me — me alegro de que me lo hayas dicho
- to be glad to + inf
- I'm so glad to meet you — encantado de conocerla/conocerlo
- would you give me a hand? — glad to — ¿me daría una mano? — con mucho gusto
- you'll be glad to hear that … — te alegrará saber que …
- She is an absolute sweetheart and we're really glad to have her.
- Gentlemen, I can't tell you how glad I am to see you.
- You'll get no more of those, you'll be glad to hear.
- I'm glad to hear that Mark could barely see because of the ‘solid wall of backs,’ because that means there were a lot of people there.
- I am glad to hear that you are actually open to different viewpoints.
- I am so glad people are finding pleasure from what I have accomplished.
- I'm glad to hear you say you have some qualms here.
- Working with such great folks, from our authors to the other editors to all the readers, is a true pleasure and I'm glad to have been given the opportunity.
- I sighed, not sure if I was glad for the distraction or not.
- I am very glad to hear that it won - and great prizes too!
- All right, well, we're certainly glad to hear that, that all of this was in place.
- Dean told me you enjoyed the gift a lot, which makes me glad.
- How hard, and yet, I'm glad in a way.
- He was glad to hear complains about the perfect Sabina.
- I am glad to hear from you on this important topic.
- If he does come back I'll be so glad to see him!
- I'm glad to hear this, and hope it pans out.
- I'm very, very glad to hear that this is a good movie.
- I'm always glad to get home, put my feet up and relax.
- The thought disgusted me, but at the same time, made me glad.
2(grateful)to be glad of sth
- I'd be very glad of your help — agradecería mucho tu ayuda
- I was glad of his advice — agradecí que me hubiera aconsejado
- I was suddenly very glad for that expert hearing of his.
- It's too easy to forget to be glad for the things you do have, and be unhappy about the things you don't.
- He gathered his cloak about him and settled himself on the sheepskin that padded the saddle, and was very glad of that, too.
- The vast majority said they opposed the ban but now are glad for it.
- Privately, she was glad for the excuse to avert her gaze.
- It was a nice night, though, and I think everyone was glad for a reason to stay together and talk.
- He was glad for the escape from the competition, and grateful for the diversion that driving provided him.
- He walked out of her office, and she was glad for that.
- Both were delicious, however, I was glad for the extra sauce that I'd chosen to accompany these dishes.
- The two intrepid cyclists would be very glad of sponsorship.
- Whatever the source of the arrangement, I'm mostly glad for it.
- Finally, my front door came into view; something I was glad for.
- It was like floating in lethargy - and he was glad for it.
- She was glad for the darkness so no one could see her.
- It made things easier on her, which she was glad for.
- This is what they want and we should all be glad for being able to please.
- It seemed like such a long time to wait, but I was very glad of the time for more work.
- There's a snowball fight in the street out front, and I'm very glad of my flasks of soup.
- She had run out again, like a coward, and was glad for that.
- In fact, I was quite glad of her presence, for had she not been there, some of the young men just may have been looking at me.
3(showing happiness)(expression/smile) de alegría(smile/expression) de felicidad
- In other news, I went back to work for a few hours, sharing the glad tidings with my coworkers in such detail that one of my students asked me if someone had had a baby.
- Those working for the promotion of adoption too have glad tidings.
- The premier will woo voters with lots of glad tidings in the election season ahead.
- Glad tidings await professional ornithologists, amateur bird watchers and naturalists.
- Glad tidings of comfort and joy or a severe case of bah, humbug?
- To be named top dog among 140 regions from all corners of the continent is no mean feat, and we should all rejoice at such glad tidings.
- About mid-morning the London agent handling the new flat woke up and gave us the glad tidings that the rental will be available from tomorrow afternoon.
- But when he returned to his room to give his other half the glad tidings, the housekeeper, who was listening to the story, interrupted to tell them that she knew of plenty of empty rooms.
- They were the bearers to the world of glad tidings and great joy.
- It is quite unjust and sometimes demoralising to see how fate dishes out its own glad tidings.
4literary(causing happiness)(occasion) fausto literary(occasion) felizglad tidings — buenas nuevas feminine literary
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