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"Está bien" is a phrase which is often translated as "OK", and "no pasa nada" is a phrase which is often translated as "don't worry about it". Learn more about the difference between "está bien" and "no pasa nada" below.
está bien(
ehs
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tah
 
byehn
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
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.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(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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no pasa nada(
noh
 
pah
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sah
 
nah
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dah
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (for reassurance)
a. don't worry about it
Siento no poder venir el jueves. - No pasa nada.I'm sorry I can't come on Thursday. - Don't worry about it.
b. it's okay
No pasa nada, mi hijo. Solo fue una pesadilla.It's okay, son. It was just a nightmare.
2. (lack of activity)
a. nothing happens
No pasa nada en este pueblito.Nothing happens in this small town.
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