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"Está bien" is a phrase which is often translated as "OK", and "adiós" is an interjection which is often translated as "goodbye". Learn more about the difference between "está bien" and "adiós" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to express agreement or acceptance)
a. OK
¿Quieres ver esta película? - Está bien.Do you want to watch this movie? - OK.
b. all right
Ya limpié la cocina. - Está bien.I already cleaned the kitchen. - All right.
c. fine
¡Ven con nosotros! - Está bien.Come with us! - Fine.
d. that's OK
¡Perdón! Te pegué sin querer. - Está bien; no te preocupes.Sorry! I hit you by accident. - That's OK; don't worry about it.
e. that's fine
Te preparé unas quesadillas con tortillas de maíz. - Está bien.I made you quesadillas with corn tortillas. - That's fine.
f. that's all right
No pude encontrar el libro que me pediste. - Está bien.I couldn't find the book you asked me for. - That's all right.
2. (he, she, or it is alright)
a. he's fine (masculine)
¿Sigue enfermo Luis? - No, ya está bien.Is Luis still sick? - No, he's fine now.
b. she's fine (feminine)
¿Cómo está Marta? - Está bien.How is Marta? - She's fine.
c. it's fine
¿Cómo te gustó la nueva estufa? - No me encanta, pero está bien.How do you like the new stove? - I don't love it, but it's fine.
d. is fine
Carlos está bien.Carlos is fine.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(you're alright)
a. you're fine
Está bien, señor. Solo se resbaló en el hielo.You're fine, sir. You just slipped on the ice.
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (farewell)
a. goodbye
Adiós, amor. Que te vaya bien en el trabajo.Goodbye, honey. Have a good day at work.
b. good-bye
¡Adiós, Yolanda! ¡Que tengas buen viaje!Good-bye, Yolanda! Have a good trip!
c. good-by
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Adiós! - ¡Nos vemos!Good-by! - See you later!
d. goodby
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Adiós, amigos. Ya me voy.Goodby, guys. I'm out of here.
e. bye
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Adiós, Michael. Te veré mañana.Bye, Michael. I'll see you tomorrow.
f. hello (when passing by someone)
Le dije adiós al Sr. García al verlo en la calle.I said hello to Mr. García when I saw him on the street.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (farewell)
a. goodbye
Nuestro adiós pareció durar una eternidad.Our goodbye seemed to last forever.
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