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"OK" is an interjection which is often translated as "está bien", and "understood" is an adjective which is often translated as "entendido". Learn more about the difference between "OK" and "understood" below.
OK(
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key
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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).
(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?
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understood(
uhn
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duhr
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stood
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fully comprehended)
a. entendido
I'm not going to keep giving you money if you squander it all on games. Understood?No voy a seguir dándote dinero si te lo gastas todo en videojuegos. ¿Entendido?
b. comprendido
Not all art is understood.No todo el arte es comprendido.
2. (implied)
a. sobreentendido
We haven't specified that in the terms of the agreement, but it is understood.No hemos especificado eso en los términos del contrato, pero queda sobreentendido.
3. (agreed upon)
a. entendido
I think it is understood that if we agree to work overtime, they will pay us.Creo que se entiende que si acordamos hacer horas extra, nos pagarán.
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