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"OK" is an interjection which is often translated as "está bien", and "fine" is a noun which is often translated as "la multa". Learn more about the difference between "OK" and "fine" below.
OK(
o
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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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fine(
fayn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (legal)
a. la multa
(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).
If you park here, you're going to get a fine.Si te estacionas aquí, te van a poner una multa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (legal)
a. multar
The police officer fined me $100 for speeding.El policía me multó con 100 dólares por exceso de velocidad.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (in good condition)
a. bien
How are you feeling today? - Fine, thanks.¿Cómo se encuentra hoy? - Bien, gracias.
4. (superior)
a. excelente
The audience gave the pianist a standing ovation after his fine performance.La audiencia ovacionó al pianista después de su excelente actuación.
b. magnífico
You did a very fine job on the last project.Hiciste un trabajo magnífico en el último proyecto.
c. bueno (weather)
It's a fine evening. Let's go for a walk around the block.Hace buen tiempo esta noche. Vamos a dar un paseo por la cuadra.
5. (thin)
a. fino
A fine layer of dust covered all of the furniture.Una fina capa de polvo cubría todos los muebles.
b. delgado
I inherited my very fine hair from my mother.Heredé el pelo muy delgado de mi madre.
6. (subtle)
a. sutil
The finer points of economics are beyond me.Los matices más sutiles de la economía están más allá de mi comprensión.
7. (refined)
a. fino
That the politician has a fine way of speaking is beyond doubt.De que la política tiene una manera muy fina de hablar, no cabe duda.
b. refinado
She owes her fine manners to the etiquette school she attended.Le debe sus modales refinados a la escuela de etiqueta a la que asistió.
8. (attractive)
a. bien atractivo
Ruth's brother is a fine figure of a man.El hermano de Ruth es un hombre bien atractivo.
9. (acceptable)
a. bien
Is it fine if I leave half an hour early?¿Te parece bien si salgo media hora antes?
10. (ironic usage)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Between losing our luggage and multiple canceled flights, we had a fine time of it.Entre perder nuestro equipaje y los numerosos vuelos cancelados, lo pasamos a lo grande.
Well, you left the house in a fine state after the party!Pues, ¡sí que dejaste la casa en menudo estado después de la fiesta!
11. (metal)
a. puro
This gold necklace is only 85% fine.Este collar de oro solo es 85% puro.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
12. (well)
a. bien
I was sick last week, but now I feel fine.Estuve enferma la semana pasada, pero ahora me siento bien.
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