bien hecho

bien hecho(
byehn
 
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (skillfully done)
a. well done
Los efectos especiales de la película están muy bien hechos, y te parece estar de verdad en el espacio.The movie special effects are really well done, and you get to feel like you're actually in space.
b. well made
La falda es cara, pero está muy bien hecha y tiene mucha caída.The skirt is expensive, but it's very well made and it hangs really well.
2. (culinary)
a. well done
Mi bistec lo quiero bien hecho, por favor.I want my steak well done, please.
3. (having the right proportions)
a. well-proportioned (person)
Mi hija es más bien pequeñita, pero está bien hecha.My daughter is on the smallish side, but she's well-proportioned.
4. (used to express approval)
a. good for you
Me fui a su despacho y le canté las cuarenta. - ¡Bien hecho! No puedes dejar que te traten así.I went to his office and gave him a piece of my mind. - Good for you! You cannot allow people to treat you like that.
b. well done
Mañana me tomo el día libre y me voy a la playa. - ¡Bien hecho! Solo se vive una vez.Tomorrow I'll take the day off to go to the beach. - Well done! You only live once.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Yo no te puedo decir que bien hecho si me parece justo lo contrario.I cannot tell you that you've done the right thing if I believe just the opposite.
Pues si decidieron quedarse, bien hecho. ¿Dónde van a estar mejor que aquí?Well, if they're staying, they've made the right decision. Where are they going to be better than here?
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