Quick answer
"Well" is an adjective which is often translated as "bien", and "really" is an adverb which is often translated as "muy". Learn more about the difference between "well" and "really" 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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really(
ri
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li
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (very)
a. muy
I had a really good time with you last weekend.La pasé muy bien contigo el fin de semana pasado.
b. de verdad
Tana French's books are really good. You should read them.Los libros de Tana French son buenos de verdad. Deberías leerlos.
2. (truly)
a. de verdad
You're right; he really does look a lot like Humphrey Bogart.Tienes razón; de verdad se parece a Humphrey Bogart.
b. realmente
It really was unexpected.Realmente fue inesperado.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (expressing surprise)
a. de verdad
You're going to have another slice of pizza? Really?¿De verdad vas a comer otro pedazo más de pizza?
b. en serio
You got into Harvard? Really? Congratulations!¿Te aceptaron en Harvard? ¿En serio? ¡Enhorabuena!
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