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"Be well" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "estar bien", and "be healthy" is a phrase which is often translated as "estar sano". Learn more about the difference between "be well" and "be healthy" below.
be well(
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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be healthy(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (to have a healthy lifestyle)
a. estar sano
Chad is healthy. I need to learn to be more like him.Chad está sano. Necesito aprender a ser más como él.
b. estar saludable
How did you get to be so healthy?¿Cómo llegaste a estar tan saludable?
2. (to be beneficial)
a. ser saludable
Vegetables are healthy, and you should eat them every day.Las verduras son saludables, y deberías comerlas todos los días.
b. ser sano
I like to ride my bike because it is healthy.Me gusta andar en bicicleta porque es sano.
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