Quick answer
"Well" is an adjective which is often translated as "bien", and "ya" is a pronoun which is often translated as "tú". Learn more about the difference between "well" and "ya" 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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ya
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(subject; used to address one person)
a.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Are ya going to school today, or are ya feeling sick?¿Tú vas a la escuela hoy, o te sientes enfermo?
b. usted
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Ya know that you're my favorite boss, right?Usted sabe que es mi jefe favorito, ¿verdad?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(object; used to address one person)
a. te
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I want to help ya with your homework.Quiero ayudarte con tu tarea.
b. lo
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular, masculine)
It's a pleasure to see ya, sir.Es un placer verlo, señor.
c. la
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular, feminine)
I'll have my secretary call ya.Diré a mi secretaria que la llame.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(subject; used to address multiple peopñe)
a. ustedes (plural)
Are ya going to go out and play, kids? The weather is beautiful!¿Ustedes van a salir a jugar, chicos? El clima está hermoso!
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(object; used to address multiple people)
a. los (plural, masculine or mixed gender)
Painting a house seems like a lot of work for two people. My family and I will help ya!Pintar una casa parece ser mucho trabajo para dos personas. ¡Mi familia y yo los ayudaremos!
b. las (plural, feminine)
Oh, girls, it makes me happy to see ya happy.Oh, chicas, me alegra verlas felices.
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