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"Great" is an adjective which is often translated as "estupendo", and "looks good" is a phrase which is often translated as "parece bien". Learn more about the difference between "great" and "looks good" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fantastic)
a. estupendo
Christine has a great job. It's interesting and well-paid.Chistine tiene un trabajo estupendo. Es interesante y está bien pagado
b. genial
The concert was great. You should have come along.El concierto estuvo genial. Deberías haber venido con nosotros.
c. fenomenal
We had a great time at the party. We didn't stop dancing all night.Lo pasamos fenomenal en la fiesta. No paramos de bailar en toda la noche.
d. fabuloso
They have a great house, with wonderful views.Tienen una casa fabulosa, con unas vistas increíbles.
e. sensacional
It's a great movie, as is the novel it's based on.Es una película sensacional, como lo es la novela en la que está basada.
f. excelente
The wine was great and the food was delicious.El vino era excelente y la comida estaba riquísima.
2. (outstanding)
a. gran (before nouns)
You too can be a great actor.Tú también puedes ser un gran actor.
3. (important)
a. gran (before nouns)
This is a great step in my career.Este es un gran paso en mi carrera.
4. (very large)
a. gran (before nouns)
It was a great and spooky house that stood on the hill.Fue una gran casa espeluznante que estaba en la colina.
b. grande (after nouns)
The giant had great feet that crushed many houses.El gigante tenía pies grandes que aplastaban muchas casas.
5. (used to indicate intensity)
a. gran (before nouns)
If this ceasefire holds, it would be a great relief for us all.Si el alto el fuego continúa, será un gran alivio para todos nosotros.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (very well)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. fenomenal
You played great during your piano recital!¡Tocaste fenomenal durante tu recital de piano!
b. genial
My father cooks great. He makes some delicious soups.Mi padre cocina genial. Hace unas sopas riquísimas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (important person)
a. el grande
(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're supposed to be one of the greats in this industry.Se supone que eres uno de los grandes en esta industria.
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looks good(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (situation)
a. parece bien
Do you think the report is ready? - It looks good to me.¿Cree usted que el reportaje está listo? - Me parece bien.
b. está bien
Is the show ready for tomorrow? - For now, everything looks good.¿Está la obra de drama lista para mañana? - Por ahora, todo está bien.
c. se ve bien
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Do you think we'll have nice weather today? - Looks good.¿Crees que vamos a tener buen tiempo hoy? - Se ve bien.
2. (person)
a. se ve bien
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Did you meet Carla's boyfriend? - Yeah, and he looks good.¿Conociste al novio de Carla? - Sí, y se ve bien.
3. (single thing)
a. parece bien
What did you think of the movie preview? - It looks good.¿Qué pensaste del tráiler de la película? - Parece bien.
b. está bien
I'm almost finished with my science project. - Looks good!Casi he terminado con mi proyecto de ciencia. - ¡Está bien!
c. se ve bien
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Have you tried the omelet yet? - No, but it looks good.¿Ya has probado el omelette? - No, pero se ve bien.
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