[person] heureux (-euse)
→ She was a happy child.
→ Money won't make you happy.
[mood] gai (e)
→ Pete was in a happy mood as they drove to the airport.
[smile] satisfait (e)
→ Her face relaxed into a happy smile.
[face] heureux (-euse)
[day, occasion] heureux (-euse)
[memory] heureux (-euse)
→ That's one of my happiest memories.
→ I have nothing but happy memories of my schooldays.
[childhood, marriage, life] heureux (-euse)
→ She didn't have a happy childhood.
→ We all wish you a long and happy life together.
[place] gai (e)
→ It had always been a very happy school.
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
→ I put on a happy face but I was miserable inside.
happy birthday! bon anniversaire!, joyeux anniversaire!
happy Christmas! joyeux Noël!
happy New Year! bonne année!
[person, customer] satisfait (e)
to keep sb happy contenter qn
→ Bobcat, coyote, bear and deer are frequently seen, with a variety of wildfowl to keep birdwatchers happy.
→ Its assets are valued at between £750m and £1 billion, sufficient to keep the banks happy.
→ The swings and seesaw should keep the kids happy after they finish building sandcastles.
→ I do everything I can to keep my customers happy.
to be happy with sth [+arrangements, work] être satisfait (e) de qch
→ She wasn't happy with what she'd written and decided to do it again.
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
→ I'm so happy for you.
to be happy about doing sth être content (e) de faire qch
→ I'm not happy about leaving my cat in the cattery for such a long time
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.
→ I'm just happy to be back at work again.
yes, I'd be happy to oui, avec plaisir, oui, (bien) volontiers
to be happy to do sth bien vouloir faire qch
→ We'll be happy to help if you need us.
→ That's a risk I'm happy to take
to be happy for sb to do sth être d'accord pour que qn fasse qch
→ Most voters would be happy for him to increase the top tax rate for high earners.
→ I'm quite happy for them to ring me at home.
[coincidence] heureux (-euse) → By a happy coincidence, we were all on the same train.
the happy couple les jeunes mariés mpl
the happy event l'heureux événement m
adj insouciant (e)
n happy hour f dans un bar, heure pendant laquelle les consommations sont à prix réduit dans un bar, heure pendant laquelle les consommations sont à prix réduit
n juste milieu m
adj insouciant (e)
→ ... a slap-happy kind of cook.
→ ... a slap-happy ignorance of the danger.
trigger-happy , trigger happy
[person] à la gâchette facile
→ They were gunned down by members of the trigger-happy National Guard ...
to be trigger-happy avoir la gâchette facile
→ Some of them are a bit trigger-happy - they'll shoot at anything that moves.
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