An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (politely)
a. bien
You need to behave nicely when we get there; it'll be good for you to make some new friends.Necesitas comportarte bien cuando lleguemos; será bueno que te hagas unos amigos nuevos.
b. amablemente
Are the other kids treating you nicely at school?¿Te están tratando amablemente los otros chicos en la escuela?
c. con educación (when asking)
If you ask nicely, the clown will make you a balloon animal.Si le pides con educación, el payaso te hará un animalito de globo.
2. (well)
a. bien
My glasses case broke, but they'll fit nicely in this one.Mi estuche de lentes se rompió, pero cabrán bien en este.
3. (attractively)
a. bien
That blazer fits you nicely.Esa americana te queda bien.
b. con gusto
The restaurant is well lit and nicely decorated.El restaurante está bien iluminado y decorado con buen gusto.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (politely; to behave)
a. bien, correctamente
2. (to ask)
a. con educación
3. (well)
a. bien
to be doing nicelyir bien
she has done very nicely (for herself)le han ido muy bien las cosas
nicely [ˈnaɪslɪ]
1 (well) bien
nicely browned bien dorado
the job was nicely done
she is coming along nicely at school en el colegio le va bien
that will do nicely así está perfecto or bien
your driver's licence will do nicely su carnet de conducir sirve or vale
everything is coming along nicely
he's doing very nicely (for himself) le van muy bien las cosas
the patient is doing nicely
to be nicely placed (to do sth) estar en buena posición (para hacer algo)
We are nicely placed to judge what has been going on
2 (attractively) [+arranged, decorated, furnished] bien; con gusto
the room was nicely furnished
she dresses nicely viste con muy buen gusto
3 (politely) [+ask, say] bien; con educación
you may have a biscuit if you ask nicely They said please and thank you and ate nicely.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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