Quick answer
"Okay" is an adverb which is often translated as "bien", and "all right" is an adjective which is also often translated as "bien". Learn more about the difference between "okay" and "all right" below.
okay(
o
-
key
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (correctly)
a. bien
Everything is going to be okay.Todo va a estar bien.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (agreed)
a. está bien
Let's go out for dinner. - Okay.Vayamos a cenar fuera. - Está bien.
b. okey
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I left your dinner in the fridge. - Okay.Te dejé la cena en la nevera. - Okey.
c. vale
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Will you drive? - Okay.¿Quieres conducir tú? - Vale.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (in a satisfactory state)
a. bien
Are you okay? The fall had to hurt.¿Estás bien? La caída te ha tenido que doler.
4. (acceptable)
a. bien
The movie is okay, but I wish it had a little bit more action.La película está bien, pero me gustaría que tuviera algo más de acción.
b. bueno
Its performance is okay, the problem is how fast it deteriorates.Su rendimiento es bueno, el problema es que se deteriora muy rápido.
5. (likeable)
a. simpático
She is more than okay, she is incredible.Es más que simpática, es increíble.
6. (permissible)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If you don't feel like going out, that's quite okay.Si no tienes ganas de salir, no hay ningún problema.
Is it okay if I leave it here?¿Lo puedo dejar aquí?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (approval)
a. el visto bueno
(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 have my okay to post it.Tienes mi visto bueno para publicarlo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to approve)
a. aprobar
For it to be implemented, the committee must okay it.Para ponerlo en práctica, tiene que aprobarlo el comité.
b. dar el visto bueno a
Has the boss okayed it?¿Le dio el jefe el visto bueno?
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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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