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"OK" is an interjection which is often translated as "está bien", and "all right" is an adjective which is often translated as "bien". Learn more about the difference between "OK" and "all right" below.
OK(
o
-
key
)
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).
(colloquial)
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
(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
(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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all right(
al
 
rayt
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (well)
a. bien
Are you all right?¿Estás bien?
2. (satisfactory)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The food was all right, but the desserts were delicious.La comida estaba más o menos, pero los postres estaban deliciosos.
The movie was all right, but not that great.La película no estaba mal, pero nada del otro mundo.
3. (permissible)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Is it all right if I open a window?¿Le importa si abro una ventana?
Is it all right to bring a friend with me?¿Puedo venir con un amigo?
4. (safe)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you think she'll be all right on her own?¿Crees que se puede dejar sola?
Now that they have life vests, I'm sure they'll be all right.Ahora que tienen chalecos salvavidas estoy seguro que estarán bien.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (adequately supplied)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Are we all right for bread?¿Tenemos suficiente pan?
How are we for water? - All right.¿A cómo vamos con el agua? - Estamos bien.
6. (satisfactory)
a. bien
I was nervous before the interview, but it went all right.Estaba nerviosa antes de la entrevista, pero salió bien.
7. (without doubt)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He jumped at the chance to win that car all right!Ya lo creo que se apuntó para ganarse el carro.
It was her all right. I'd know her anywhere.Sin duda que fue ella. La reconocería en cualquier parte.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
8. (expressing agreement)
a. bueno
Can I borrow your bike? - All right.¿Me prestas tu bici? - Bueno.
b. de acuerdo
I need you to arrive on time tomorrow, all right?Necesito que llegues a tiempo mañana, ¿de acuerdo?
c. está bien
Can I go play with Jonathan? - All right.¿Puedo ir a jugar con Jonathan? - Está bien.
d. vale
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
All right, I think I've got the point.Vale, creo que ya entiendo.
9. (expressing approval)
a. sí, señor
Our team won! All right!¡Nuestro equipo ganó! ¡Sí, señor!
10. (introducing a subject)
a. bueno
All right, who’s going to volunteer?Bueno, ¿quién se va a ofrecer?
11. (expressing irritation)
a. basta ya
All right! You can tell her for all I care!¡Basta ya! ¡Por mí, díselo!
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