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"Good" is an adjective which is often translated as "bueno", and "okay" is an adverb which is often translated as "bien". Learn more about the difference between "good" and "okay" below.
good(
good
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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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okay(
o
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key
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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. (correctly)
a. bien
Everything is going to be okay.Todo va a estar bien.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (agreed)
a. está bien
Let's go out for dinner. - Okay.Vayamos a cenar fuera. - Está bien.
b. okey
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I left your dinner in the fridge. - Okay.Te dejé la cena en la nevera. - Okey.
c. vale
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Will you drive? - Okay.¿Quieres conducir tú? - Vale.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (in a satisfactory state)
a. bien
Are you okay? The fall had to hurt.¿Estás bien? La caída te ha tenido que doler.
4. (acceptable)
a. bien
The movie is okay, but I wish it had a little bit more action.La película está bien, pero me gustaría que tuviera algo más de acción.
b. bueno
Its performance is okay, the problem is how fast it deteriorates.Su rendimiento es bueno, el problema es que se deteriora muy rápido.
5. (likeable)
a. simpático
She is more than okay, she is incredible.Es más que simpática, es increíble.
6. (permissible)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If you don't feel like going out, that's quite okay.Si no tienes ganas de salir, no hay ningún problema.
Is it okay if I leave it here?¿Lo puedo dejar aquí?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (approval)
a. el visto bueno
(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).
You have my okay to post it.Tienes mi visto bueno para publicarlo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to approve)
a. aprobar
For it to be implemented, the committee must okay it.Para ponerlo en práctica, tiene que aprobarlo el comité.
b. dar el visto bueno a
Has the boss okayed it?¿Le dio el jefe el visto bueno?
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