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"OK" is an interjection which is often translated as "está bien", and "well" is an adjective which is often translated as "bien". Learn more about the difference between "OK" and "well" 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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well(
wehl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (healthy)
a. bien
I hope you will get well very soon.Espero que te pongas bien muy pronto.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (properly)
a. bien
They did well in Latin.Les fue bien en latín.
Well done!¡Bien hecho!
3. (thoroughly)
a. perfectamente
I can well see your point of view.Entiendo perfectamente su punto de vista.
4. (probably)
a. probablemente
He may well come with us to the auction.Probablemente vendrá con nosotros a la subasta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (hole in the ground)
a. el pozo
(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).
There was a well outside the village.Había un pozo a la salida del pueblo.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
6. (introducing a topic)
a. bueno
Well, as I was saying...Bueno, como iba diciendo...
b. vaya
Well, well, look who came.Vaya, vaya, mira quién vino.
c. pues
Well, if that is how you want it.Pues, si lo prefieres así.
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