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"Great" is an adjective which is often translated as "estupendo", and "OK" is an interjection which is often translated as "está bien". Learn more about the difference between "great" and "OK" below.
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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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express agreement)
a. está bien
OK, don't worry. I will take care of it.Está bien, no te preocupes. Yo me encargaré de eso.
b. de acuerdo
OK, I will go to the party if you come with me.De acuerdo, iré a la fiesta si vienes conmigo.
c. okey
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
OK, let's go to the movies tonight!Okey, ¡vamos al cine esta noche!
d. vale (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
OK! I will clean the kitchen. Just don't say it again.¡Vale! Limpiaré la cocina. Solo no insistas más.
e. órale (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
OK, I'll see you tomorrow at 6.Órale, te veo mañana a las 6.
f. listo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Can you come help me this afternoon? - OK! What time?¿Puedes venir a ayudarme esta tarde? - Listo! ¿A qué hora?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (acceptable)
a. bien
If she wants to come, it's OK with me.Si quiere venir, por mí está bien.
3. (all right)
a. bien
Are you OK? You look a bit pale.¿Estás bien? ¿Estás algo pálido?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to approve)
a. dar el visto bueno a
Hopefully, the project will be OK'd at the meeting and we can start work on it next month.Esperemos que le den el visto bueno al proyecto en la reunión y que podamos empezar a trabajar en él el mes que viene.
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