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Inflexiones de 'bien' (n): mpl: bienes
Inflexiones de 'bien' (adj): pl: bienes

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Principal Translations
bien advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (adecuadamente)properly, well advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 El ordenador no funciona bien; hay que llevarlo a reparar.
 The computer's not working properly -- we'll have to take it to be fixed.
bien advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (bueno, de acuerdo)  (assent)OK, sure, yes advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
   (formal, often sarcastic)fine
 ¿Nos vemos mañana para comer? —Bien.
 Shall we see each other for lunch tomorrow? -OK. (or: Sure.)
bien advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (sano)well adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Mi tío no se encuentra bien, su salud es delicada.
 My uncle's not well -- he's in delicate health.
bien advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (muy)nice and hot, good and hot exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (informal)really, quite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
   (formal)very advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Hace mucho frío, ¿me puedes preparar un chocolate bien caliente?
 * It's cold outside, and I'd love a cup of tea that's nice and hot.
bien nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (bienestar, beneficio, provecho)  (expression)own good nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  benefit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Cuando veo que cometes un error, te regaño por tu bien.
 When I see you making a mistake, I scold you for your own good.
bien nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (posesión)property nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  belongings nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
Note: Normalmente se utiliza en plural.
 Cuando murió, sus hijos y nietos se repartieron sus bienes.
 When he died, his children and grandchildren split his property.
 
Additional Translations
bien adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (de buena posición social)of means adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  affluent adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  well to do adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 La gente bien se va de vacaciones a lugares exóticos y caros.
 People of means take holidays in exotic, expensive locations.
el bien nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (valor moral: bueno, correcto)good nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Cuando un hombre se debate entre el bien y el mal, siempre debería elegir el bien.
 When a man has to choose between good and evil, he should always choose good.
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Compound Forms:
¡bien hecho! exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (dando ánimo)well done! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  good job! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿Todo bien? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿todo en orden?)Is everything alright? Everything OK? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
ahora bien loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (sin embargo)now then exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  well then exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (formal)having said that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
años bien conservados years not wasted
años bien llevados exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (aspecto juvenil)years well lived exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes bien exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (más bien)rather advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
apretar bien close tightly
  clench, squeeze tight
así está bien loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (vale, correcto)that's fine exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  that's okay exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  that way is fine exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  that way is okay exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
atender bien vi + adj (dar un buen servicio)take good care vtr + n
bastante bien quite well, pretty well
bien dentro de lo posible fr hecha (regular)as good as possible exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿Y cómo se recuperó de la operación? - Bien dentro de lo posible.
 How well did you recover from the operation? - As good as possible
bien llevado in good standing
bien mirado loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (con detenimiento)all things considered exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  looked at carefully exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 * All things considered, he made the right decision to pursue his career in Los Angeles.
bien mueble loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala"). (trasladable)movable property nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  personal property nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El camión de la empresa es un bien mueble.
 The company truck is movable property.
bien patrimonial loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala"). (propiedad particular)asset nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
bien peinado   (hair)well combed, well brushed
bien plantado loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (de buena presencia)fine-looking, handsome adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Es un hombre bien plantado.
bien predispuesto well disposed
bien presentado well presented
bien que loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (pero, aunque)although, though conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
   (formal)whereas, while, albeit conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
bien relacionado loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (con buenos contactos)well connected adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
bien sonado good sounding
bien superior greater good, higher good
bien visto loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (adecuado, correcto)considered correct, considered acceptable adj phrase
  approved, accepted adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 No está bien visto discutir en público.
caer bien vi + adj (ser beneficioso)  (person)be liked v aux + past p
  make a good impression v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
   (food)agree with vi + prep
caer bien a alguien fr hecha (gustar)be liked by [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to suit [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
caerse bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (conectar, entenderse)like one another, get along well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
   (colloquial)hit it off v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
comportarse bien behave well
conocer bien know well
dársele bien algo a alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (hacerlo sin problemas)be good at [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  be a natural at [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 A Vicky se le da bien montar a caballo.
 Vicky is good at getting on a horse.
de bien loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (honrado, integro)respectable adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  decent adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (UK)honourable adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (US)honorable adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Mi padre fue un hombre de bien que me inculcó principios sólidos.
 My father was a very respectable man and instilled solid principles.
distinguir entre el bien y el mal tell the difference between right and wrong, know the difference between right and wrong, distinguis
el bien y el mal the good and the bad, good and evil
escoger bien choose well
  choose wisely
está bien (de acuerdo)okay exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  all right! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  great! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  good! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
estar bien de salud be in good health
estarle bien empleado serve somebody right
 He's always late, and it serves him right that they left without him.
hablar bien de alguien speak well of someone
  say nice things about someone
hablar muy bien de alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (va en tu favor)  (cast a favorable light)speak very well of somebody exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El trato cariñoso que das a tus papás habla muy bien de ti.
 The caring attitude that you show towards your parents speaks very well of you.
hablar muy bien de alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (elogiar, dejar en buen lugar)speak well of somebody v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  say great things about somebody v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Todos sus compañeros hablan muy bien de ella.
hacer bien en [+ infinitivo] do well by [+ present participle]
intentar caer bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (esforzarse por agradar)try to get along, try to make a good impression
   (UK)try to get on
Ir bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (ser suficiente, bastar)is good enough exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  go well exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  is fine exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 No hace falta que me vengas a buscar; el metro me va bien.
 It's not necessary that you come for me; the metro is is good enough for me.
ir bien algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (funcionar)[sth] to go well exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Mi matrimonio va bien.
 My marriage is going well.
ir bien para loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (servir, ser útil)are good for exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Estas botas van bien para la nieve
 These boots are good for the snow.
ir bien un examen loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (buena nota)do well on a test exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  an exam to go well exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Me ha ido bien el examen; creo que tendré más de un siete.
 I've done well on a test; I think I'll have better than 80%.
irle a uno bien go well for one
  have a lot going for one, be successful
La cagaste bien cagada you made a right mess of that, you really screwed that up
la mar de bien loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (fenomenal)very well advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 En esta cama voy a dormir la mar de bien.
 I'm going to sleep very well in this bed.
la mesa bien puesta a well-set table
las cosas marchan bien things are going well
llevar bien los años look good for one´s age, carry one's age well
llevarse bien   (have a good relationship)get along well, do well
lo bien visto what is acceptable, what is approved of
lo has oído bien you heard it right
mal que bien loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (con apuros)somehow or other advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  somehow advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Mal que bien, llegamos a fin de mes.
 Somehow or other, we made it to the end of the month.
manejarse bien look after oneself
más allá del bien y del mal exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (demasiado)beyond good and evil exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
más bien al contrario loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (lo opuesto)quite the opposite exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  quite the contrary exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 No quiere perjudicarte más bien al contrario, te va a ayudar.
 He doesn't want to hurt you but quite the opposite, he's going to help you.
más bien mal exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (más mal que bien)rather poorly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  rather poor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  rather badly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 No sabe rico, más bien mal.
 It doesn't taste good, but rather poorly.
no bien   (just as)no sooner phr
 They had no sooner stepped outside when it started to rain.
por tu bien for your own good, for your welfare
portarse bien behave oneself
pues bien right, okay, OK
pues mira qué bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (indica gusto)oh how nice, well isn't that nice interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  see how nicely, see how well advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 ¿Ganó una beca? Pues mira qué bien.
 He won a scholarship? Well, isn't that nice.
pues mira qué bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). irónico, coloquial (indica indiferencia)  (ironic)oh how nice, well isn't that nice, well how about that interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 ¿Me odias? Pues mira qué bien.
pues mira qué bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). irónico, coloquial (indica indignación)  (ironic)oh how nice, well isn't that nice interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 ¿Subieron los precios? Pues mira qué bien.
qué bien que
qué bueno que
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(indica satisfacción)it is great that, how nice that, how great that interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Qué bien que aprobaras historia.
 How nice that you passed history.
que te vaya bien good luck
   (literal)I hope it goes well for you
que vaya bien good luck
   (literal)I hope it goes well
quedar bien   (be right for)suit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
salir bien come out well, turn out well
sentar bien be good for, agree with, sit well with
sentirse bien feel good
  feel well
ser por su propio bien be for one's own good
si bien
aunque
although, even though
si bien en un principio although in the beginning
  even though in the beginning
si bien es cierto although it's true
  even though it's true
si bien parece otra cosa although it seems to be something different, although it seems to be something else
  even though it seems to be something different, even though it seems to be something else
si te caigo bien if you like me
si te parece bien if you agree, if you don't mind
si todo va bien if everything goes well
te hace bien it's good for you
tener a bien be so kind as to, kindly
tener las pilas bien puestas be motivated
tener los huevos bien plantados be firm in one's convictions, be daring at all times
tener los pantalones bien puestos stand by one's convictions
tener los riñones bien puestos stand by one's convictions, stand by one's principles
trabajo bien remunerado well paid job
tratar bien treat well
un hombre de bien (hombre honrado, íntegro)an upstanding man, an honest man, a good man nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
una historia bien ligada a well-written story
venir bien suit one well, do one good, be good for one
venir muy bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (convenir)suit well, fit perfectly, be just right exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Le viene muy bien cambiar de ciudad por sus problemas de salud.
 Because of his health problems, changing cities would be just right for him.
venirle bien a uno algo suit
   (clothing)fit well
vestir bien dress well
vivir bien live well
y bien and so
ya está bien that's enough
yo estoy bien I'm fine
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