What Does "Está Bien" Mean?
You'll hear está bien all the time in Spanish, because it can be used in so many different ways:
- to express agreement or acceptance
- to express that someone or something is alright
- to ask whether someone or something is alright
Expressing Agreement or Acceptance
Está bien is commonly used as a way to let someone know that you've heard what they said and agree or accept it.
Expressing That Someone or Something is Alright
Está bien is also a common reply when asking how someone or something is doing.
- He's OK. / He's fine.
- She's OK. / She's fine.
- It's OK. / It's fine.
- You're OK. / You're fine. (formal)
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Asking Whether Someone or Something is Alright
Depending on intonation (if spoken) or punctuation (if written), this phrase can also be a question: ¿Está bien? In this case it can mean the following:
- Is he OK?
- Is she OK?
- Is it OK?
- Are you OK? (formal)
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