menos mal

menos mal(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (it's lucky)
a. it's a good thing
Tu ex estaba en la fiesta. Menos mal que no viniste.Your ex was at the party. It's a good thing you didn't come.
b. it's just as well
Menos mal que ya casi están aquí las vacaciones.It's just as well the vacation is almost here.
c. luckily
Parece que va a llover en cualquier momento. Menos mal que traje el paraguas.It looks like it's going to rain soon. Luckily, I brought my umbrella.
d. it's a good job
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(United Kingdom)
Menos mal que se me ocurrió mirar el horario.It's a good job I thought of checking the timetable.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (used to express relief)
a. thank God
Llamaron para decir que se retrasarán. - ¡Menos mal! La cena no está lista todavía.They called to say they'll be late. - Thank God! Dinner isn't ready yet.
b. thank goodness
Volvió la luz y ya funciona el ascensor otra vez. - ¡Menos mal!The power came back and the elevator is working again. - Thank goodness!
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