There are 5 translations of bien in English:

bien1

adj inv

  • 1[estar] (sano) well mi padre no anda or no está bien my father's not very well no me siento or encuentro bien I don't feel well ¡tú no estás bien de la cabeza! you're not right in the head! estuvo enfermo pero ya está bien he was ill but he's all right now
  • 2[estar] (económicamente acomodado) los padres están muy bien her parents are well off no son ricos, pero están bien they're not rich but they're reasonably well off o they're comfortably off
  • 4[estar] (cómodo, agradable) estoy bien aquí I'm fine o all right here ¿vas bien allí atrás? are you all right in the back? se está bien a la sombra it's nice in the shade
  • 5 (agradable) [oler/saber] ¡qué bien huele! it smells really good! ¡qué bien hueles! you smell nice! este café sabe muy bien this coffee tastes very good o nice
  • 6[estar] (satisfactorio) ¿está bien así, señorita? is that right o all right, miss? estás or quedaste or saliste muy bien en esta foto you look very nice o really good in this photograph ese cuadro no queda bien ahí that painting doesn't look right there podríamos ir mañana, si te parece bien we could go tomorrow, if you like la casa está muy bien the house is very nice ¿lo has leído? está muy bien have you read it? it's very good ¡está bien!, si no quieres hacerlo no lo hagas all right o okay, then! if you don't want to do it, don't ¡qué bien, mañana es fiesta! great! tomorrow's a holiday! la lavadora no funciona — ¡pues qué bien! [iró] the washing machine's not working — oh, great! o well, that's great! [ironical/irónico]
  • 7[estar] (correcto, adecuado) right está bien que se premie la iniciativa it's right o good that initiative should be rewarded estuviste bien en negarle la entrada you did o were right to refuse to let him in
  • 8 8.1 (indicando suficiencia)estar bien de algo ¿estamos bien de aceite? are we all right for oil? no ando bien de tiempo I'm a bit short of time, I don't have much time 8.2ya está bien that's enough ya está bien de jugar, ahora a dormir you've been playing long enough, now go to bed

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Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 5 translations of bien in English:

bien2

adv

  • 3 (favorablemente) me habló muy bien de ti he spoke very highly of you yo prefiero pensar bien de la gente I prefer to think well of people
  • 7 (en locs) más bien, una chica más bien delgada a rather thin girl no me cae bien — di más bien que no lo puedes ver I don't like him — what you mean is you can't stand the sight of him ¿vas a ir? — ¡más bien! (Arg) [familiar/colloquial] are you going to go? — you bet! [colloquial/familiar] no bien or (RPl) ni bien. as soon as no bien llegó, le dieron la noticia no sooner had he arrived than they told him the news, as soon as he arrived they told him the news si bien although estar a bien con algn to be on good terms with sb tener a bien hacer algo [formal], le rogamos tenga a bien abonar esta suma a la mayor brevedad posible we would ask you to pay this sum as soon as possible [formal] le ruego tenga a bien considerar mi solicitud I would be grateful if you would consider my application

    Compounds

    bien nacido

    m
    • nice person ver tb bienintencionado, bien parecido, etc

    bien nacida

    f
    • nice person ver tb bienintencionado, bien parecido, etc

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Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 5 translations of bien in English:

bien3

interj

  • 1.1 (como enlace) bien, sigamos adelante right then o fine, let's continue bien, … ¿dónde estábamos? now o right, … where were we? y bien ¿estás dispuesto a hacerlo o no? so, are you prepared to do it or not? pues bien, como te iba diciendo … so, as I was telling you … 1.2¡bien! (expresando aprobación) well done! ¡bien, muchachos! well done, boys! no habrá clases hoy — ¡bieeeen! there won't be any lessons today — yippee o hurrah!

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Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 5 translations of bien in English:

bien4

conj

  • puede abonarse (o) bien al contado (o) bien en 12 cuotas mensuales [formal] payment may be made (either) in cash or in twelve monthly installments o bien te disculpas o te quedas castigado either you say you're sorry or I'll keep you in

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Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 5 translations of bien in English:

bien5

m

  • 4 (en calificaciones escolares)grade of between 6 and 6.9 on a scale of 1-10

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Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.