Bien vs. Buen
What is the difference between the word buen and bien? When would I use one or the other? I know that they both mean good, well, or fine.
What are some examples?
Bien = well (used with Estar)
whereas, buen = good (Used with Ser) bueno is the full word meaning good
Buen is the shortened masculine form and is placed before some nouns to mean good
For example: ** él es un buen hombre** = he is a good man (Ser)
Estoy muy bien, gracias = I am very well, thank you (Estar)
In response to your question I had actually asked a smiliar question myself about the positioning of adjectives relative to the nouns they are describing
The question is this:
Why do some adjectives precede the nouns in Spanish sentances while others follow it ?
You are welcome to click on my profile as a means to finding out the answer to your question (in the comments section below) as both Dolores Lin and Gfreed both posted excellent responses and Gfreed gave a link to where you can find the info in the Spanish Dict research section.
Hi Lucas for examples - you could say 'un libro bueno' a good book, un vino bueno.