Quick answer
"Well" is an adjective which is often translated as "bien", and "hell" is a noun which is often translated as "el infierno". Learn more about the difference between "well" and "hell" 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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hell(
hehl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (religious)
a. el infierno
(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).
I don't believe in heaven or hell.Yo no creo en el cielo ni el infierno.
2. (unbearable experience)
a. el infierno
(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).
The meeting with my boss was two hours of absolute hell.Esa reunión con mi jefe fue dos horas de infierno absoluto.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used as an intensifier)
a. demonios
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What the hell are you doing?¿Qué demonios estás haciendo?
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used for emphasis)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hell, I don't care what you do!¡Carajo, no me importa lo que hagas!
Hell, no! I'm not going with you!¡Ni loco voy contigo!
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