Quick answer
"Well" is an adjective which is often translated as "bien", and "kind of" is a phrase which is often translated as "un poco". Learn more about the difference between "well" and "kind of" below.
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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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (rather)
a. un poco
Going to my ex-husband's wedding was kind of weird.Ir a la boda de mi exmarido fue un poco raro.
b. medio
It's kind of cold in this house, isn't it?Está medio frío en esta casa, ¿no?
John is an awkward guy - he's kind of a dork, I think.John es un tipo raro. Es medio ganso, me parece.
c. como
She was feeling kind of lonely in that big house.Se sentía como sola en aquella casa grande.
2. (to a certain degree)
a. algo así
Are you dating Peter? - Kind of. Not sure.¿Estás saliendo con Peter? - Algo así. No sé muy bien.
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