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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 advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 ¿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."
  (business, trade)goods nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
 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, 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."
  however conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
años bien conservados years not wasted nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
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 nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
  years lived well nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
  well-lived years nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
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 vtr + adv
  clench, squeeze tight vtr + adj
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, 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, that way is okay exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it's fine like that, it's good like that 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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
bastante bien loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (para dar énfasis)quite well advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
bien criado loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (persona: educado)well-bred adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Debes pedir perdón, como persona bien criada que eres.
bien de fideicomiso grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (fin: bien sujeto a fideicomiso)trust asset nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
bien dentro de lo posible exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (todo lo bien que se puede) (following adv)as well as possible exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (following adj)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 well as possible.
 * How did the room smell after it was disinfected? - As good as possible.
bien llevado in good standing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
bien mandado loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). ES, coloquial (obediente)very obedient adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  well-behaved adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Me gusta que seas tan bien mandado, los niños obedientes van al cielo.
bien mandado,
muy mandado
loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
CR, PE (osado, atrevido)imprudent adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 ¡Bien mandada vas! Ponte algo decente para salir a la calle.
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 mostrenco loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala"). (derecho: bien mueble abandonado)waif nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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 nacido loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (buena persona)well-mannered, well-bred adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Como dice mi madre, es de bien nacido ser agradecido.
bien o mal dispuesto loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (con voluntad favorable o adversa)willing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Tiene muy buena actitud, siempre está bien dispuesto a ayudar a los demás.
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 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 adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
bien presentado well presented adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
bien pueda loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no"). CO, VE (fórmula de cortesía)go ahead excl
 -¿Puedo pasar, doctor? -Claro, bien pueda.
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 que mal,
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").
(a pesar de todo)after all advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  nevertheless, nonetheless conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Bien que mal te sigo queriendo después de tantos años.
bien que mal,
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").
(de cualquier manera)after all advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in spite of that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Bien que mal, he terminado la tarea y mañana será otro día.
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, well sounding adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
bien superior greater good, higher good nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
bien tangible nm + adj mf (der: bien material)tangible assets nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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 adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  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 exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  make a good impression, go down well 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 exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (gustar)be liked by [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  to suit [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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,
portarse bien
v prnl + adv
(actuar como se debe)behave well vi + adv
conocer bien vtr + adj (a fondo)know [sb/sth] well vtr + adv
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] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be a natural at [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 A Vicky se le da bien montar a caballo.
 Vicky is good at horseback riding.
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 in me.
distinguir entre el bien y el mal loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tener criterio ético)tell the difference between right and wrong, know the difference between right and wrong v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  distinguish between right and wrong v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
el bien y el mal loc nom (lo bueno y lo malo)the good and the bad, good and evil exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
escoger bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (elegir correctamente)choose well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  choose wisely v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
está bien (de acuerdo)Okay!, All right!, Alright! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  Good! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  Great! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
estar bien de salud loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (estar sano)be in good health v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be healthy vi + adj
estarle bien empleado loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). ES, coloq (recibir su merecido)serve [sb] right v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Se lo merece, le está bien empleado después de lo que le hizo a su esposa.
estarle bien empleado serve somebody right v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 * He's always late, and it serves him right that they left without him.
hablar 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"). (dar buena imagen)speak well of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  say nice things about [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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 [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 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 [sb], speak highly of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  say great things about [sb] 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,
hacer bien en hacer algo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(actuar con acierto)do well by [+ present participle] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be the right thing to do exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Hiciste bien en cancelar tu boda.
haz el bien sin mirar a quién exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (bondad, generosidad)do what's right, no matter what people think v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No seas interesado; haz el bien sin mirar a quién.
hipoteca que grava más de un bien grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (fin: sobre más de un bien)mortgage established on more than one asset nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)try to get on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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."
  is fine exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  will do 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.
 You don't have to come for me; the metro 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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  an exam to go well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 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 loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (prosperar, mejorar)go well for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be successful v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
irle bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (estilo: favorecer)suit viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  look good on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Esa falda te va bien.
irle bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (persona: desenvolvimiento)go well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Me fue bien en la entrevista.
irle 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 viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Esas compañías no te van bien.
irle bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (cosa: desarrollo satisfactorio)go well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 A la empresa le está yendo bien.
la cagaste bien cagada you made a right mess of that, you really screwed that up v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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, things are running smoothly v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
llevar bien los años look good for your age, carry your age well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
llevar la camiseta bien puesta loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). México, figurado (lealtad)toe the line v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be a team player v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Es un empleado muy leal a la empresa, trae la camiseta bien puesta.
llevarse bien  (have a good relationship)get along well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  do well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lo bien visto what is acceptable, what is approved of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
lo has oído bien you heard it right v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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 loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (arreglárselas bien)look after yourself vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
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 loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (más adecuado) (formal)rather advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (informal)more like advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 No es fiesta, es más bien una reunión pequeña.
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 contrary, quite the opposite 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; quite the contrary (or: 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.
más que bien loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (mejor)very well advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  quite well advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Los ricos viven más que bien.
muy bien loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (indica aprobación)very good advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  great advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Me parece muy bien que quieras estudiar una carrera.
ni bien,
ni bien se haga algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(indica simultaneidad)as soon as advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo cuando la acción no ha sido realizada.
 Ni bien laves tu coche se pondrá a llover.
ni bien,
ni bien se hace algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(indica simultaneidad)as soon as advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  have barely [+past participle] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ni bien llegué a la oficina empezaron los problemas.
ni bien ni mal loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (no estar)OK, not bad, alright adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 La película no está ni bien ni mal, sólo sirve para pasar el rato.
ni bien ni mal loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (no hacer)neither good nor bad exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  indifferent adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 El éxito ajeno no me hace ni bien ni mal; ni me beneficia ni me perjudica.
ni bien ni mal loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (no irle)so-so advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 –¿Cómo te va? –Como siempre, no me va ni bien ni mal.
niño bien,
niña bien
nmf
(de familia acomodada)rich kid nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Es un niño bien, se da la gran vida sin mover un dedo.
no bien loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en el mismo instante que) (just as)no sooner advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 They had no sooner stepped outside when it started to rain.
no hay mal que por bien no venga exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (se puede extraer algo bueno)be a blessing in disguise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  every cloud has a silver lining exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 No hay mal que por bien no venga, la ruina lo motivó a multiplicar su fortuna.
o bien loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (introduce posibilidad)either...or conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Este proyecto podría ser olvidado o bien implementarse en el futuro.
pasarlo bien,
pasarla bien
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(disfrutar, divertirse)have a good time, have a great time v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have a whale of a time v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ven a mi cumpleaños, lo pasaremos bien.
pasársela bien,
pasárselo bien
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (disfrutar, divertirse)have a good time, have a great time v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Siempre nos la pasamos bien en la playa.
pensar bien,
pensarlo bien
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(meditar, reflexionar)think carefully vi + adv
 Antes de hablar con tu jefe piensa bien en lo que le vas a decir.
pensar bien,
pensándolo bien
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(cambiar de opinión)on second thoughts exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Pensándolo bien, creo que elegiré los pantalones marrones.
por el bien de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en beneficio de)for the good of, for the sake of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Haced las paces, por el bien de todos.
por tu bien exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (por tu interés)for your own good, for your welfare, for your own well-being exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
portarse bien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tener buen comportamiento)behave yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (informal)be good v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
pues bien exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (bueno pues)right, okay, OK interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
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 (qué suerte)oh how nice, well isn't that nice exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  see how nicely, see how well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 ¿Ganó una beca? Pues mira qué bien.
 He won a scholarship? Well, isn't that nice.
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