In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(satisfied) satisfecho(happy) contentoshe is very pleased with the results — está muy contenta/satisfecha con los resultados
- I'm very pleased for you! — me alegro mucho por ti
- she was very pleased with herself — estaba muy ufana
- I ampleased! — ¡cuánto me alegro!
- I'm so pleased you could come! — ¡(cuánto) me alegro de que hayas podido venir!
- to be pleased at/about sth
- I was pleased at the news — me alegré con la noticia
- they were pleased about her appointment — se alegraron de su nombramiento
- to be pleased to + inf
- I'd be pleased to help you — te ayudaría con mucho gusto
- I am pleased to inform you that … — tengo el placer de / me complace comunicarle que …
- Everyone was happy and very pleased that the problem was taken care of.
- He seemed genuinely happy and pleased that so many people were out to see the band, and showed the crowd humility and pleasure.
- I was a conferee with the Senate on that bill, and I'm very, very pleased that the stronger, in many cases, House provisions were included.
- Pamela was smiling warmly at his response, obviously pleased that he realized his oversight.
- And then immediately after that he shut down the airspace around the country, to his credit, and I'm pleased that step was taken.
- I was increasingly unhappy with the whole idea as time went on, and I'm very pleased that it's no longer happening.
- He added: ‘I'm very pleased that we have been able to set a budget that will enable us to do more to tackle those identified priorities.’
- I am really pleased about this as it's an event that is important to a lot of people and one that always attracts big crowds to the Evesham match venue.
- I'm pleased that I'm alive and home getting better and hopefully I'll be back to school soon.
- Well, we're certainly very pleased that it has come.
- Sandie gave me a knowing smile, seemingly pleased that she had ‘diagnosed’ us as a couple so well.
- ‘Hey guys, glad you could join us,’ she smiled genuinely pleased that they had come on a double date with them.
- So we are very, very pleased that this Land Transport Amendment Bill simplifies the logbook regime for truck-drivers.
- Bonnie smiled, secretly pleased that the girl was now talking.
- ‘I was absolutely delighted to hear the news and also very pleased that Ian himself wanted to play in this big match,’ said Byas.
- ‘I'm pleased that so many people have turned up here,’ he said.
- She smiled, inwardly pleased that he felt the same way about her as a challenge as she did towards him.
- I smiled to myself, overly pleased that he believed in me that much.
- The Queen was said to be ‘delighted’ with her new granddaughter, and pleased that mother and baby were doing well.
- I'm especially pleased that as one of her last acts as president, she has worked to institute a pilot project to train more women leaders who will reflect the full diversity of our union.
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