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"Well" is an adjective which is often translated as "bien", and "anyway" is an adverb which is often translated as "de todos modos". Learn more about the difference between "well" and "anyway" below.
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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anyway(
eh
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ni
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wey
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in any case)
a. de todos modos
It's probably raining there anyway.Probablemente está lloviendo allí de todos modos.
b. de todas formas
I don't know what he's talking about anyway.De todas formas, no sé de qué habla.
c. de todas maneras
Despite the risk, some people continue to smoke anyway.A pesar del riesgo, algunas personas siguen fumando de todas maneras.
2. (at any rate)
a. bueno
Anyway, what were you saying before I interrupted you?Bueno, ¿qué decías antes de interrumpirte?
b. bien
Anyway, let's go.Bien, vámonos.
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