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"Good" is an adjective which is often translated as "bueno", and "nice" is an adjective which is often translated as "simpático". Learn more about the difference between "good" and "nice" 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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nice(
nays
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (friendly)
a. simpático
When I met her she was really nice and funny.Cuando la conocí fue muy simpática y divertida.
b. majo
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
She's a really nice girl; she gets along with everyone.Es una chica muy maja; se lleva bien con todo el mundo.
2. (kind)
a. amable
He's always been really nice to older people.Siempre ha sido muy amable con la gente mayor.
3. (pleasant)
a. agradable
We had a really nice time at our new neighbor's house.Tuvimos un tiempo realmente agradable en casa de los nuevos vecinos.
4. (attractive)
a. lindo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They have a really nice house in the mountains.Ellos tienen una casa muy linda en las montañas.
b. bonito
You have really nice eyes.Tus ojos son realmente bonitos.
5. (as an intensifier)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My bed feels so nice and warm on these cold mornings.Mi cama está tan calientita en estas mañanas frías.
Why don't you take a nice, hot bath while I clean up?¿Por qué no vas a tomarte un buen baño mientras limpio?
6. (subtle)
a. bueno
That was a nice point you made at the end of the discussion.Ese fue un buen comentario que hiciste al final de la discusión.
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