no está mal
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no está mal(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (it's quite nice)
a. it's not bad
El jamón era muy barato. - Pues no está mal.The ham was very cheap. - Well, it's not bad.
b. isn't bad
Esa blusa no está mal, aunque tiene un color demasiado llamativo.That blouse isn't bad, although its color is too bright.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(he or she is attractive; third person singular)
a. he's not bad-looking (masculine)
¿Qué te parece Jorge? - No está mal, y además es un hombre muy inteligente.What do you make of Jorge? - He's not bad-looking, and he's also a very intelligent man.
b. she's not bad-looking (feminine)
¿Te gusta María? - No está mal.Do you like Maria? - She's not bad-looking.
c. isn't bad-looking
Miguel no está mal, pero es muy antipático.Miguel isn't bad-looking, but he's very unpleasant.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(you're attractive; second person singular)
a. you're not bad-looking
¿Por qué está tan acomplejado? No está mal. De hecho, usted me gusta mucho.Why do you have a complex? You're not bad-looking. In fact, I like you a lot.
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