quedar bien
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quedar bien(
keh
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dahr
 
byehn
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to create a favorable impression)
a. to make a good impression
Con unas flores o una caja de bombones siempre quedas bien.With flowers or a box of chocolates, you are sure to make a good impression.
b. to make oneself look good
Yo creo que solo nos invitó para quedar bien.I think she only invited us to make herself look good.
2. (to create a favorable impression on; used with "con")
a. to make a good impression on
Esta noche en la cena, recuerda que nos interesa quedar bien con ellos.This evening at dinner, don't forget we're interested in making a good impression on them.
b. to please
Intenté quedar bien con todo el mundo, pero al final nadie estaba contento.I tried to please everyone, but, in the end, no one was happy.
3. (to be flattering)
a. to look good
Para la señora mayor, este es un corte de pelo que puede quedar muy bien.For the older woman, this is a hairstyle that can look really good.
4. (to match; used with "con")
a. to look good with
Esta falda solo queda bien con zapatos de tacón.This skirt only looks good with high heels.
b. to go well with
La camiseta blanca quedará muy bien con los vaqueros.The white T-shirt will go very well with my jeans.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
5. (to be flattering to)
a. to look good on
No te había visto nunca ese vestido. Te queda muy bien.I'd never seen you wearing that dress. It does look good on you.
b. to suit
El corte de pelo le queda bien, pero la dejaron demasiado rubia.The haircut suits her, but they dyed her hair too blond.
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