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"Es bueno que" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's good for", and "entenderse" is a reciprocal verb which is often translated as "to understand each other". Learn more about the difference between "es bueno que" and "entenderse" below.
es bueno que(
ehs
 
bweh
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noh
 
keh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. it's good for (statement form)
Ya sé que odias la lluvia, pero reconocerás que es bueno que llueva, al menos de vez en cuando.I know you hate the rain, but you must admit it's good for it to rain, at least from time to time.
b. is it good for (question form)
¿Es bueno que los niños empiecen a ir a la guardería a una edad temprana?Is it good for children to start going to the daycare center at an early age?
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(negative form)
Yo creo que no es bueno que dependas tanto de él.I don't think it's good for you to depend so much on him.
No es bueno que los perros pasen demasiado tiempo solos.It isn't good for dogs to spend too much time on their own.
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entenderse(
ehn
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tehn
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dehr
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seh
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A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
1. (to communicate well)
a. to understand each other
Mis padres se entienden mejor que cualquier otra pareja.My parents understand each other better than any other couple.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to be friends; used with "con")
a. to get along with
No me entiendo con mis padres.I don't get along with my parents.
3. (to cheat on someone; used with "con")
a. to have an affair with
Dicen que se entendía con el jardinero.They say she was having an affair with the gardener.
entender
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to comprehend)
a. to understand
Nadie entendió su explicación.Nobody understood his explanation.
5. (to be empathetic to)
a. to understand
Mi hija entiende a los perros mejor que cualquier otra persona en casa.My daughter understands dogs better than anyone else at home.
6. (to have knowledge of)
a. to understand
Como hablo español, puedo entender el portugués escrito.Since I speak Spanish, I can understand written Portuguese.
7. (to find reasonable)
a. to understand
No entiendo tu enfado, solo dije que no quería salir esta noche.I don't understand why you're annoyed. I only said that I didn't want to go out tonight.
8. (to trust)
a. to believe
Entiéndeme cuando te digo que no quise herir tus sentimientos.Believe me when I tell you I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be of the opinion that)
a. to think
Entiendo que es mejor irnos por la mañana para evitar tráfico.I think that it's better if we leave in the morning to avoid traffic.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to be empathetic to; used with "de")
a. to know about
No entiendo nada de vinos.I know nothing about wine.
b. to understand about
Mi hermana entiende más de ingeniería que yo.My sister understands more about engineering than I do.
11. (legal; used with "en")
a. to hear
El juez Rodríguez entendió en el caso del infame asesino en serie.Judge Rodríguez heard the case of the infamous serial killer.
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