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Feliz vs. Contento

What's the difference between feliz and contento? I understand contento is used for estas/estoy, but other than that, what's the difference?

August 10, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcusJDonnelly

Alegrar is used when usually an action makes someone happy, ie: "Me alegra que hayas ganado la loterĂ­a." Estar alegre is when someone is demostrative about being happy.

Feliz is used for being in a momentary state of happiness (estar) or for being a happy person (ser).

"Contento(a) is also for being in a state of happiness but calm and not demostrative. Contento is not quite as strong as feliz but the difference between the two is minimal.

August 10, 2019

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Muchas gracias!

August 10, 2019

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August 10, 2019
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