contento


contento
adj.
1 content, delighted, glad, happy.
2 satisfied, pleased, content.
m.
1 pleasure, joy, happiness, content.
2 satisfaction, contentness.
pres.indicat.
1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: contentar.
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contento
adjetivo
1 happy, pleased
estoy contento de conocerle I'm pleased to meet you
nombre masculino contento
1 happiness, joy, contentment
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FRASEOLOGÍA
darse por contento,-a to consider oneself lucky
estar más contento,-a que unas Pascuas familiar to be as happy as a lark
sentir gran contento to feel great joy
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contento
nombre masculino
1 happiness, joy, contentment
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(f. - contenta)
adj.
glad, happy, pleased
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1. ADJ
1) (=alegre, feliz) happy

¿estás contento? — are you happy?

estoy contenta de vivir aquí — I'm happy living here

viven muy contentos en su casita del campo — they live very happily in their country cottage

se pone muy contento cuando viene la abuela — he's always pleased when his grandmother comes

estar loco de contento, no caber en sí de contento — frm to be overjoyed

2) (=satisfecho) pleased

no contentos con sus excusas, lo denunciaron — not satisfied with his excuses, they reported him

estar contento con algn/algo — to be pleased with sb/sth

estoy contenta con mis hijos — I'm pleased with my children

están muy contentos con el coche — they're very pleased with the car

estar contento de hacer algo — to be happy o pleased to do sth

dejar a algn contento — to satisfy sb

quedar contento con algo — to be satisfied with sth

no quedaron contentos con el trabajo — they were not satisfied with the work

le das una golosina y se queda tan contento — he's perfectly happy if you give him a sweet

lo escribió con b y se quedó tan contento — he wrote it with a b but didn't seem to let that bother him

tener contento a algn — to keep sb happy o satisfied

contenta me tienes, hijo — iró oh, wonderful!, oh, great! *

3) (=bebido) merry

no me emborraché, pero estaba contento o contentillo — I didn't get drunk but I was quite merry

2.
SM frm (=alegría) happiness, joy

el anuncio fue motivo de contento — the announcement gave cause for happiness o joy

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I
-ta adjetivo
a) [estar] (feliz, alegre) happy

se puso muy contento al oír que venías — he was very happy o pleased to hear you were coming

contento con algo/alguien — happy with something/somebody

b) (satisfecho) happy, content

contento con algo — happy with something

no contento con que le prestara el coche ... — not content o satisfied with me lending him the car ...

darse por contento — to consider o count oneself lucky

quedarse tan contento — (fam)

lo dijo mal y se quedó tan contento — he said it wrong but he wasn't in the least bit bothered (colloq)

II
masculino (liter) happiness, joy

dar muestras de contento — to show delight

no cabía en sí de contento — he was beside himself with joy

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= content, contentment, happy [happier -com., happiest -sup.], blissful, satisfied, chuffed.
Ex. Many librarians viewed AACR1 as such a significant improvement upon its predecessors, that they were content.
Ex. The contentment can only be alarming, however, in the context both of the needs of information education for the future and the much higher levels of resources enjoyed by the principal competitors of SLIS.
Ex. The user who is ignorant of the expansion of the abbreviations in these headings, will be happier to be able to find these headings file under their abbreviated form, than under a spelt-out version or complete version.
Ex. Vaguely blissful, but with nothing to occupy her save reflection, she sat in the cafeteria and gave herself up to the physical pleasures of coffee.
Ex. He is seldom happy, never satisfied, temperamental, stubborn; his behavior at times can be charitably characterized as erratic.
Ex. However, CSA is not chuffed that the government has rejected the amendment.
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* contento con uno mismo = complacent.
* contento de uno mismo = complacently.
* estar la mar de contento = be over the moon.
* estar loco de contento = be over the moon.
* loco de contento = chuffed to bits.
* más contento que unas castañuelas = as happy as Larry.
* más contento que unas pascuas = as happy as Larry.
* nadie está contento con lo que tiene = the grass is (always) greener on the other side (of the fence).
* nadie esta contento con su suerte = the grass is (always) greener on the other side (of the fence).
* no estar contento = be unhappy.
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I
-ta adjetivo
a) [estar] (feliz, alegre) happy

se puso muy contento al oír que venías — he was very happy o pleased to hear you were coming

contento con algo/alguien — happy with something/somebody

b) (satisfecho) happy, content

contento con algo — happy with something

no contento con que le prestara el coche ... — not content o satisfied with me lending him the car ...

darse por contento — to consider o count oneself lucky

quedarse tan contento — (fam)

lo dijo mal y se quedó tan contento — he said it wrong but he wasn't in the least bit bothered (colloq)

II
masculino (liter) happiness, joy

dar muestras de contento — to show delight

no cabía en sí de contento — he was beside himself with joy

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= content, contentment, happy [happier -com., happiest -sup.], blissful, satisfied, chuffed.

Ex: Many librarians viewed AACR1 as such a significant improvement upon its predecessors, that they were content.

Ex: The contentment can only be alarming, however, in the context both of the needs of information education for the future and the much higher levels of resources enjoyed by the principal competitors of SLIS.
Ex: The user who is ignorant of the expansion of the abbreviations in these headings, will be happier to be able to find these headings file under their abbreviated form, than under a spelt-out version or complete version.
Ex: Vaguely blissful, but with nothing to occupy her save reflection, she sat in the cafeteria and gave herself up to the physical pleasures of coffee.
Ex: He is seldom happy, never satisfied, temperamental, stubborn; his behavior at times can be charitably characterized as erratic.
Ex: However, CSA is not chuffed that the government has rejected the amendment.
* contento con uno mismo = complacent.
* contento de uno mismo = complacently.
* estar la mar de contento = be over the moon.
* estar loco de contento = be over the moon.
* loco de contento = chuffed to bits.
* más contento que unas castañuelas = as happy as Larry.
* más contento que unas pascuas = as happy as Larry.
* nadie está contento con lo que tiene = the grass is (always) greener on the other side (of the fence).
* nadie esta contento con su suerte = the grass is (always) greener on the other side (of the fence).
* no estar contento = be unhappy.

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contento1 -ta
adjective
1 [ ESTAR] (feliz, alegre) happy
se puso muy contento al oír que venías he was very happy o pleased o glad to hear you were coming
se puso a trabajar con el corazón contento she set to work happily o with a light heart
está muy contento en su nuevo trabajo he's very happy o contented in his new job
contento CON algo/algn happy WITH sth/sb
están muy contentos con la casa they're very happy o pleased with the house
2 (satisfecho) happy, content contento CON algo:
no se quedó muy contenta con el regalo she wasn't very happy o pleased with the present
están contentos con su suerte they are content o happy with their lot
no contento con que le prestara el coche, pretendía que le pagase el peaje not content o satisfied with me lending him the car, he expected me to pay for the tolls as well
darse por contento to consider o count oneself lucky
quedarse tan contento (fam): les enchufas la tele y se quedan tan contentos you just stick them in front of the TV and they're quite happy (colloq)
lo dijo mal y se quedó tan contento he said it wrong but just carried on regardless o but he wasn't at all fazed (colloq)
contento2
masculine
(liter)
happiness, joy
dando grandes muestras de contento se dirigió al estrado she showed great delight as she went up to the stage
no cabía en sí de contento he was beside himself with joy, he was overjoyed
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Del verbo contentar: (conjugate contentar)

contento es:

1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

contentó es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

Multiple Entries:
contentar    
contento
contentar (conjugate contentar) verbo transitivo
to please;
¡qué difícil de contento eres! you're so hard to please!

contentarse verbo pronominal contentose con algo to be satisfied with sth;
se contenta con muy poco he's easy to please
contento -ta adjetivo [estar]
a) (feliz, alegre) happy;

se puso muy contento al oír que venías he was very happy to hear you were coming;

contento con algo/algn happy with sth/sb
b) (satisfecho) pleased;

estamos contentos con la nueva secretaria we're pleased with the new secretary;

no contento con que le prestara el coche … not content o satisfied with me lending him the car …
contentar verbo transitivo
1 (alegrar) to cheer up
2 (satisfacer) to please
contento,-a adjetivo happy, pleased [con, with]
'contento' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
alegre
- campante
- contenta
- dichosa
- dichoso
- poner
- satisfecha
- satisfecho
- ufana
- ufano
- agradar
- alegrar
- con
- encantado
- imaginar
English:
all
- chuffed
- content
- contented
- do
- glad
- happy
- joyful
- moon
- pleased
- sweet
- grass
- unhappy
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contento, -a
adj
1. [alegre] happy;
está muy contenta she is very happy;
se puso muy contento al ver a sus nietos he was very happy to see his grandchildren;
estamos contentos de poder ayudar we're happy o glad to be able to help;
han hecho un gran esfuerzo por tener contentos a sus huéspedes they've made a big effort to keep their guests happy;
está muy contenta en el trabajo she is very happy in her job
2. [satisfecho] pleased;
la decisión no dejó contento a nadie the decision didn't satisfy anyone;
no estoy nada contenta con la reparación I'm not at all happy with the repair;
no contento con insultarlo, le pegó una bofetada not content with insulting him, he slapped his face;
Fam
pagamos cada uno la mitad y todos tan contentos we paid half each and that was us;
Fam
se llevó las llaves y se quedó tan contento he took the keys just like that o as cool as you like
3. Fam [achispado] tipsy, merry
nm
happiness, joy;
el contento del público era evidente you could see that the audience was happy;
Comp
no caber en sí de contento to be beside oneself with joy
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contento
I adj
1 (satisfecho) pleased
2 (feliz) happy;
y tan contentos fam and that is/was no problem fam
II m joy
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contento, -ta adj
: contented, glad, happy
contento nm
: joy, happiness
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contento adj
1. (feliz) happy [comp. happier; superl. happiest]
se te ve muy contenta you look very happy
2. (satisfecho) pleased
estuvo contento con el regalo he was pleased with the present

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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