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delight / deleite
 
delight   [dɪˈlaɪt]
A. -noun
1. (=feeling of joy)   deleite (m),   placer (m)
(=jubilation)   regocijo (m)
·much to her delight, they lost
·perdieron, con gran regocijo de su parte
·to take delight in something
·disfrutar con algo,   deleitarse con algo
·to take delight in doing something
·disfrutar haciendo algo,   deleitarse en hacer algo
2. (=pleasurable thing)   encanto (m)
·one of the delights of Majorca
·uno de los encantos de Mallorca
·the book is sheer delight
·el libro es una verdadera delicia or maravilla
·she is a delight to teach
(said of schoolgirl)   es un placer ser su maestra
·a delight to the eye
·un placer para la vista
B. -transitive verb
[+person]   encantar,   deleitar
C. -intransitive verb
·to delight in something
·disfrutar con algo,   deleitarse con algo
·to delight in doing something
·disfrutar haciendo algo,   deleitarse en hacer algo
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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