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"Be good" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "portarse bien", and "be well" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "estar bien". Learn more about the difference between "be good" and "be well" below.
be good(
bi
 
good
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (behave well)
a. portarse bien
Sometimes it's hard to be good when all your friends want to do bad things.A veces es difícil portarse bien cuando todos tus amigos quieren hacer cosas malas.
2. (to be valid)
a. ser válido
The voucher is only good until the end of this month.El cupón solo es válido hasta final de mes.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
3. (imperative)
a. pórtate bien (informal, singular)
Be good even if you don't feel like it.Pórtate bien aunque no tengas ganas.
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be well(
bi
 
wehl
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be healthy)
a. estar bien
Hey, Jane. How are you? - I'm well, and you?Hola, Jane. ¿Cómo estás? - Estoy bien, ¿y tú?
2. (to be very)
a. estar bien
The steak is well done.El bistec está bien cocido.
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