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"Es bueno" is a phrase which is often translated as "he's good", and "no" is an adverb which is often translated as "no". Learn more about the difference between "es bueno" and "no" below.
es bueno(
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bweh
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noh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (he's a good person)
a. he's good
Es tan bueno, que a veces parece tonto.He's so good, he sometimes looks stupid.
b. is good
A mí me parece que Jorge en el fondo es bueno, aunque no lo parezca.I think Jorge is good deep down, even if he doesn't appear to be.
2. (he's well-behaved)
a. he's good
En casa es bueno, pero cuando hay extraños delante, se porta fatal.He's good at home, but then behaves really badly in front of strangers.
b. is good
El niño es muy bueno, pero la niña es un trasto.The boy is very good, but the girl is a little devil.
3. (he's skilfull at)
a. he's good
¿Escuchaste a Zack tocando el saxofón? ¡Es muy bueno!Have you heard Zack on the saxophone? He's very good!
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Es muy bueno jugando al básquetbol.He's very good at playing basketball.
Mi hermano es bueno en ciencias pero yo prefiero humanidades.My brother's good at sciences but I prefer humanities.
c. is good at
El nuevo dependiente es muy bueno cuando se trata de convencer a la gente de que compre algo.The new shop assistant is very good at convincing people to buy something.
4. (it's of good quality)
a. it's good
Claro que es bueno, con ese precio ya puede serlo.Of course it's good. At that price it has to be.
b. is good
El chiste es muy bueno, pero no muy políticamente correcto que digamos.The joke is very good, but not exactly politically correct.
5. (it's beneficial)
a. it's good
¿Por qué bebes tanta agua? - Dicen que es bueno para la piel.Why do you drink so much water? - They say it's good for your skin.
b. is good
Aprender un idioma es muy bueno para entrenar la memoria.Learning a language is very good for training your memory skills.
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no(
noh
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (negation)
a. no
¿Te gustó el concierto? - No, ese estilo de música no me gusta.Did you like the concert? - No, I don't like that style of music.
b. not
No está lloviendo.It's not raining.
c. non-
Una organización no gubernamental es una asociación que actúa con independencia del gobierno.A non-governmental organization is an association that operates independently of government.
2. (in tag questions; asking confirmation)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Vamos a la fiesta esta noche ¿no?We're going to the party tonight, aren't we?
Firmaste el contrato ¿no?You signed the contract, didn't you?
3. (in tag questions; to make suggestions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Te acompaño ¿no?I'll come with you, shall I?
Deberíamos llamarlos ¿no?We should call them, shouldn't we?
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (negation)
a. no
Quiero que limpies tu cuarto ahora mismo. - ¡No!I want you to clean your room right now. - No!
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