Quick answer
"Fine" is a noun which is often translated as "la multa", and "early" is an adverb which is often translated as "temprano". Learn more about the difference between "fine" and "early" below.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (legal)
a. la multa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you park here, you're going to get a fine.Si te estacionas aquí, te van a poner una multa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (legal)
a. multar
The police officer fined me $100 for speeding.El policía me multó con 100 dólares por exceso de velocidad.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (in good condition)
a. bien
How are you feeling today? - Fine, thanks.¿Cómo se encuentra hoy? - Bien, gracias.
4. (superior)
a. excelente
The audience gave the pianist a standing ovation after his fine performance.La audiencia ovacionó al pianista después de su excelente actuación.
b. magnífico
You did a very fine job on the last project.Hiciste un trabajo magnífico en el último proyecto.
c. bueno (weather)
It's a fine evening. Let's go for a walk around the block.Hace buen tiempo esta noche. Vamos a dar un paseo por la cuadra.
5. (thin)
a. fino
A fine layer of dust covered all of the furniture.Una fina capa de polvo cubría todos los muebles.
b. delgado
I inherited my very fine hair from my mother.Heredé el pelo muy delgado de mi madre.
6. (subtle)
a. sutil
The finer points of economics are beyond me.Los matices más sutiles de la economía están más allá de mi comprensión.
7. (refined)
a. fino
That the politician has a fine way of speaking is beyond doubt.De que la política tiene una manera muy fina de hablar, no cabe duda.
b. refinado
She owes her fine manners to the etiquette school she attended.Le debe sus modales refinados a la escuela de etiqueta a la que asistió.
8. (attractive)
a. bien atractivo
Ruth's brother is a fine figure of a man.El hermano de Ruth es un hombre bien atractivo.
9. (acceptable)
a. bien
Is it fine if I leave half an hour early?¿Te parece bien si salgo media hora antes?
10. (ironic usage)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Between losing our luggage and multiple canceled flights, we had a fine time of it.Entre perder nuestro equipaje y los numerosos vuelos cancelados, lo pasamos a lo grande.
Well, you left the house in a fine state after the party!Pues, ¡sí que dejaste la casa en menudo estado después de la fiesta!
11. (metal)
a. puro
This gold necklace is only 85% fine.Este collar de oro solo es 85% puro.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
12. (well)
a. bien
I was sick last week, but now I feel fine.Estuve enferma la semana pasada, pero ahora me siento bien.
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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. (before expected time)
a. temprano
If you get there early, grab us a table.Si llegas temprano, consíguenos una mesa.
b. pronto
You left too early and missed the cutting of the cake.Se fueron demasiado pronto y no vieron cuando cortamos la torta.
2. (towards the beginning)
a. a principios
We met him early in the week.Nos lo encontramos a principios de semana.
b. a primera hora (time of day)
I want the report by early tomorrow morning.Quiero el informe a primera hora mañana por la mañana.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (before expected time)
a. temprano
I can't believe you're early for once.No puedo creer que finalmente llegues temprano.
4. (soon)
a. pronto
It is too early to know if the surgery was successful.Es demasiado pronto para saber si la cirugía fue exitosa.
5. (towards the beginning)
a. temprano
We keep early hours even on the weekends.Nos acostamos y levantamos temprano, incluso los fines de semana.
b. a principios (of a period)
She became a famous writer in her early forties.Se convirtió en una escritora famosa a principios de sus cuarenta años.
6. (first)
a. primer
Her early paintings are the best.Sus primeros cuadros son los mejores.
7. (before usual time)
a. prematuro
His early death was a blow to us all.Su muerte prematura fue un duro golpe para todos nosotros.
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