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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to refer to quality)
a. not bad at all
Este jamón no está nada mal. - Menos mal porque es carísimo.This ham isn't bad at all. - Just as well because it's really expensive.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Para ser la primera vez que juegas al tenis, no lo estás haciendo nada mal.For being the first time you play tennis, you're not doing bad at all.
No hablas español nada mal. ¿Dónde lo aprendiste?You don't speak Spanish bad at all. Where did you learn it?
2. (used to refer to physical appearance)
a. not at all bad
¿Te ha presentado María a su nuevo novio? No está nada mal. - No, ¿verdad?Has Maria introduced you to her new boyfriend? He's not at all bad. - No, he's not, is he?
b. not bad at all
Su nueva casa no está nada mal. Es grande y luminosa.Their new house isn't bad at all. It's big and bright.
3. (anything incorrectly)
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