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"Wrong" is an adjective which is often translated as "equivocado", and "do well" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "hacer bien". Learn more about the difference between "wrong" and "do well" below.
wrong(
rang
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (incorrect)
a. equivocado
Sorry, I gave you the wrong number.Lo siento, te di un número equivocado.
b. incorrecto
This answer is wrong; you added instead of subtracting.Esta respuesta es incorrecta; sumaste en vez de restar.
2. (immoral)
a. malo
It's wrong to throw trash on the street.Es malo tirar la basura en la calle.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (incorrectly)
a. mal
I wrote your name wrong. Can you spell it for me again?Escribí mal tu nombre. ¿Me lo deletreas otra vez?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (morality)
a. el mal
(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).
My grandmother taught me right from wrong.Mi abuela me enseñó la diferencia entre el bien y el mal.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to harm)
a. hacer daño
If you've wronged someone, you should ask for forgiveness.Si le has hecho daño a alguien, debes pedirle perdón.
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do well(
du
 
wehl
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to do the right thing)
a. hacer bien
Did you think it was the right decision to fire him? - You did well. He left you no choice.¿Crees que tomé la decisión correcta al despedirlo? - Hiciste bien. No te dejó otra opción.
2. (to be successful)
a. tener éxito
Ana did very well in sales, but it turned out that management was her true calling.Ana tuvo mucho éxito en ventas, pero resultó que su verdadera vocación era la dirección.
b. irle bien a
We'd like you to begin the job on a temporary basis, and if you do well, we'll keep you on.Nos gustaría que empieces a trabajar de manera eventual, y si te va bien, podrás seguir con nosotros.
c. prosperar
The city has done quite well under the direction of the current mayor.La ciudad ha prosperado bastante bajo la dirección del alcalde actual.
3. (to get a good result)
a. sacar buena nota
Considering how much you studied, I think you'll do well on the exam.En consideración de cuánto estudiaste, creo que sacarás buena nota en el examen.
b. sacar buenas notas
How's your daughter? Is she doing well in school?¿Qué tal tu hija? ¿Está sacando buenas notas en la escuela?
c. salir bien
I thought I had done well on the exam until we got them back today.Yo pensaba que había salido bien en el examen hasta que nos lo devolvió hoy.
d. ir bien
You did well on your paper, but I have a few suggestions for you for next time.Te fue bien con el ensayo, pero te propongo unas sugerencias para la próxima vez.
4. (botany)
a. florecer
I planted these herbs next to the house because they do well with partial sun.Sembré estas hierbas junto a la casa porque florecen en sol parcial.
5. (to be healthy)
a. estar bien
How are you doing? - I'm doing well, thanks. How about you?¿Cómo andas? - Estoy bien, gracias. ¿Y tú?
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
6. (to perform well)
a. hacer bien
Let's only play the songs at the show that we know we can do really well.Vamos a tocar en el concierto solamente las canciones que sabemos que podemos hacer muy bien.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
7. (used to wish someone success)
a. que te vaya bien
Do well on your presentation this afternoon. It's going to be great.Que te vaya bien con tu presentación esta tarde. Va a ser fantástica.
b. que tengas éxito
Do well in your interview tomorrow. We'll be thinking of you.Que tengas éxito en tu entrevista mañana. Estaremos pensando en ti.
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