goodness
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goodness(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (virtue)
a. la bondad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There is a fine line between goodness and evil.La línea que separa la bondad de la maldad es tenue.
2. (kindness)
a. la amabilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We were touched by the goodness and generosity of the people in the town.Nos conmovió la amabilidad y la generosidad de la gente del pueblo.
3. (nutrients)
a. el valor nutritivo
(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).
If you peel a potato, you lose a lot of its goodness.Si pelas una papa, pierdes gran parte de su valor nutritivo.
b. las propiedades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You destroy all of the meat's goodness when you cook it too much.Al cocinar demasiado la carne, destruyes todas sus propiedades.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (used to express surprise)
a. ¡Dios mío!
Goodness! I had no idea he was such a good pianist.¡Dios mío! No tenía ni idea que fuera tan buen pianista.
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goodness
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of person)
a. la bondad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of food)
a.
if you boil it, you lose all the goodnesssi lo hierves, pierde todas sus propiedades
3. (in exclamations)
a.
goodness (me)!¡santo cielo!
thank goodness!¡gracias a Dios!
for goodness sake, be quiet!¡por el amor de Dios, cállate!
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goodness [ˈɡʊdnɪs]
noun
1 (virtue) bondad (f)
2 (kindness) amabilidad (f)
out of the goodness of his heart de lo bondadoso que es
Out of the goodness of his heart he donated a new sprinkler system for the church hall He had found out about Eddie's gambling, but out of the goodness of his heart wouldn't tell
3 (good quality) calidad (f)
4 (essence) sustancia (f); lo mejor
5 (in phrases)
(my) goodness! goodness gracious! ¡Dios mío!
thank goodness! ¡menos mal!; for goodness' sake! ¡por Dios!; I wish to goodness I'd never met him ojalá nunca lo hubiera conocido
I wish to goodness I'd been there when it happened
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "goodness"
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oh my goodness
santo cielo
thank goodness
menos mal
my goodness
Dios mío
Thank goodness!
¡Gracias a Dios!
goodness gracious
válgame Dios
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