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"Está bien" is a phrase which is often translated as "OK", and "sí" is an adverb which is often translated as "yes". Learn more about the difference between "está bien" and "sí" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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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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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (affirmation)
a. yes
¿Quieres ir al cine? - Sí, pero primero hay que comer.Do you want to go to the movies? - Yes, but let's eat first.
2. (emphatic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Yo sí quiero acompañarles a Disney.I do want to go with you to Disney World.
Ella no aprobó, pero yo sí.She didn't pass, but I did.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (affirmation)
a. yes
¿Quieren ir mañana a la playa? -¡Sí!Do you want to go to the beach tomorrow? - Yes!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (affirmation)
a. yes
El departamento dio el sí a la propuesta.The department said yes to the proposal.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
5. (reflexive; often used with a form of "mismo")
a. himself (third person singular masculine)
Suele jugar ajedrez con sí mismo.He usually plays chess against himself.
b. herself (third person singular feminine)
¡Se envió una carta a sí misma!She sent a letter to herself!
c. itself (third person singular)
El hilo se está enredando en sí.The string is getting tangled up in itself.
d. themselves (third person plural)
Se mienten a sí mismos.They're lying to themselves.
e. yourself (second person singular formal)
Solo desea el bien para sí.You only wish good for yourself.
f. yourselves (second person plural formal)
¡Solo tienen que creer en sí mismos!You just have to believe in yourselves!
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