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"Good" is an adjective which is often translated as "bueno", and "fair" is an adjective which is often translated as "justo". Learn more about the difference between "good" and "fair" below.
good(
good
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (moral)
a. bueno
A good man always helps those in need.Un buen hombre siempre ayuda a los necesitados.
2. (favorable)
a. bueno
This is a good sign of economic growth.Esta es una buena señal de crecimiento económico.
You know exercise is good for you.Sabes que el ejercicio es bueno para ti.
3. (suitable)
a. bueno
A good explanation is clear and interesting.Una buena explicación es clara e interesante.
These apples are good for making pies.Estas manzanas son buenas para hacer tartas.
4. (thorough)
a. bueno
This house needs a good clean.Esta casa necesita una buena limpieza.
5. (skilled)
a. bueno
He is good at sports.Es bueno para los deportes.
6. (at least)
a. por lo menos
It will take me a good five years to finish my autobiography.Me llevará por lo menos cinco años acabar mi autobiografía.
7. (delicious)
a. bueno
The food at the Italian restaurant was very good.La comida del restaurante italiano estaba muy buena.
8. (well-behaved)
a. bueno
I'll be a good boy and not do it again.Seré un niño bueno y no lo volveré a hacer.
9. (valid)
a. válido
This coupon is only good through the 31st of December.Este cupón sólo es válido hasta el 31 de diciembre.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(well)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. bien
I'm doing good today.Me encuentro bien hoy.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
11. (virtue)
a. el bien
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The good outweighs the bad.El bien supera el mal.
12. (benefit)
a. el bien
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
For the good of the company, I must resign.Por el bien de la compañía, debo renunciar.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
13. (reply)
a. bien
Mom, I got an A on my test. - Very good!Mami, saqué un sobresaliente en mi examen. - ¡Muy bien!
goods
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
14. (merchandise)
a. los bienes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
China exports billions of dollars' worth of goods every year.China exporta billones de dólares de bienes cada año.
b. la mercancía
(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).
We must ensure the goods don't spoil.Hay que asegurarse que la mercancía no se estropeé.
c. los artículos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bill was caught handling stolen goods.A Bill le pillaron manejando artículos robados.
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fair(
fehr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (just)
a. justo
It's not fair! You gave him more than me!¡No es justo! ¡Le diste más a él que a mí!
b. imparcial
The accused has the right to a fair trial.El acusado tiene derecho a un juicio imparcial.
c. equitativo (deal)
Two pigs for two sheep seems like a fair exchange to me.Dos cerdos por dos ovejas me parece un intercambio equitativo.
d. limpio (fight or competition)
Fair play is expected of the whole team.Se espera juego limpio del equipo entero.
2. (considerable)
a. bastante
I have a fair amount of time before my next appointment.Tengo bastante tiempo antes de mi próxima cita.
3. (color)
a. rubio (hair)
She has long, fair hair.Tiene el cabello largo y rubio.
b. claro (skin)
Your skin is so fair; you really ought to wear sunscreen.Tienes la piel tan clara; deberías ponerte protector solar.
c. blanco (skin)
My mom is fair and has lot of freckles.Mi madre es blanca y tiene muchas pecas.
d. güero (skin)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I saw the killer. He's tall, fair, and red-headed.He visto al asesino. Es alto, güero y pelirrojo.
4. (weather)
a. favorable
We went out on my father's sloop, and we enjoyed blue skies and fair winds.Salimos en la balandra de mi padre y disfrutamos del cielo azul y los vientos favorables.
b. buen
I hope it doesn't rain for the party. - Don't worry, we're expecting fair weather.Espero que no llueva para la fiesta. - No te preocupes, se prevé que hará buen tiempo.
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(beautiful)
a. bello
That fair lady conquered my heart.Aquella bella mujer conquistó mi corazón.
b. hermoso
I will fight to defend the honor of my fair maiden.Lucharé para defender el honor de mi hermosa doncella.
6. (commerce)
a. razonable
They have really good food at fair prices.Tienen muy buena comida a precios razonables.
b. justo
Buying fair trade products ensures the dignity of artisans all over the world.Comprar productos de comercio justo asegura la dignidad de los artesanos de todo el mundo.
c. leal
We only buy fair trade coffee.Solamente compramos café de comercio leal.
7. (acceptable)
a. pasable
He got fair grades in high school, but he wasn't exactly a star student.Sacó notas pasables en el colegio, pero tampoco era un alumno estrella.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (leisure)
a. la feria
(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).
We're going to the fair this weekend. Are you up for it?Vamos a la feria este fin de semana. ¿Te apuntas?
9. (commerce)
a. la feria
(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).
We need to prepare our materials for the trade fair.Necesitamos preparar nuestro material para la feria comercial.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
10. (in a just way)
a. limpio
If you can't play fair, you won't be allowed to play at all.Si no eres capaz de jugar limpio, no se te permitirá jugar en absoluto.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(quite) (United Kingdom)
a. realmente
I was fair knackered by the time we finally found our way back.Estaba realmente agotado para cuando por fin encontramos el camino de vuelta.
b. de verdad
You'll fair freeze to death if you don't wear a coat.Te vas a quedar congelada de verdad si no te pones una chaqueta.
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