In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items.
This set of language tips will explore the words and phrases we use to talk about feelings. This week’s tip looks at adjectives used for describing happy times and situations:
We wish him a very happy retirement. ♦ Theirs was a very happy marriage. ♦ I had the happiest childhood imaginable.
blissful making you feel extremely happy in a relaxed way:
We spent a blissful week in the mountains.
idyllic extremely happy and without any problems:
Our honeymoon was absolutely idyllic.
Did you know that Macmillan Dictionary includes a full thesaurus? This page lists more ways to talk about ‘happy times and situations‘.
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