¡Mira la traducción de "good" en inglés.com! (2023)


better (comparative)best (superlative)

When good is part of a set combination, eg in a good temper, a good deal of, good heavens, look up the noun.

The commonest translation of good is bueno, which must be shortened to [buen] before a masculine singular noun.

1 (satisfactory) bueno

a good book un buen libro; at the end of the day, it's a good investment a fin de cuentas es una buena inversión

Note that [bueno]/[buena] etc precede the noun in general comments where there is no attempt to compare or rank the person or thing involved:

he's a good translator

if he set his mind to it, he could be a very good painter si se lo propusiera podría ser muy buen pintor; she was a good wife and mother era una buena esposa y madre; she has a good figure tiene buen tipo

[Bueno]/[buena] etc follow the noun when there is implied or explicit comparison:

we could make a list of good teachers podríamos hacer una lista de profesores buenos; I'm not saying it's a good thing or a bad thing no digo que sea una cosa buena, ni mala

she's got good legs you've got good hair

Use [ser] rather than [estar] with [bueno] when translating [to be good], unless describing food:

the idea is a good one la idea es buena; it's good to be aware of the views of intelligent people es bueno conocer los puntos de vista de la gente inteligente; the paella was very good la paella estaba muy buena

Use [estar] with the adverb [bien] to give a general comment on a situation:

you've written a book, which is good has escrito un libro, lo que está bien; his hearing is good del oído está bien; el oído lo tiene bien

she's good at maths se le dan bien las matemáticas; es buena en matemáticas

she's good at singing canta bien; she's good at putting people at their ease tiene la capacidad de hacer que la gente se sienta relajada

that's good enough for me eso me basta

I'm doing a job I love and that's good enough for me [=I'm content with that] When I was level with Gary's record, I felt that was good enough for me. He swore to me he had done nothing wrong and that was good enough for me [=I was convinced] Even though the event might not be highly profitable, as long as everyone involved enjoys it, that's good enough for me

it's just not good enough! ¡esto no se puede consentir!

i didn't mean to stay out late. I just forgot the time — It's just not good enough it is not good enough to say that parents should control what children watch on TV

40% of candidates are not good enough to pass el 40% de los candidatos no dan el nivel or la talla para aprobar

to feel good sentirse bien

I started to feel good about myself again empecé a recuperar mi autoestima or la moral; I don't feel very good about that (I'm rather ashamed) me da bastante vergüenza

we've never had it so good! (informal) ¡nunca nos ha ido tan bien!; ¡jamás lo hemos tenido tan fácil!

how good is her eyesight? ¿qué tal está de la vista?

he has good manners his manners are good

you're looking good ¡qué guapa estás!

having a healthy skin is not just about looking good carpets need regular cleaning to keep them looking good

things are looking good las cosas van bien; la cosa tiene buena pinta (informal)

Weather conditions are still looking good One of the Conservative campaign team claimed: `It's looking good. We are on course to win' things are looking good for the Conservatives Your finances are looking good, so give yourself a treat

you look good in that eso te sienta or te va bien

you can have too much of a good thing lo mucho cansa (y lo poco agrada)

it's too good to be true no puede ser; es demasiado bueno para ser cierto

he sounds too good to be true! ¡algún defecto tiene que tener!

she's good with cats entiende bien a los gatos; sabe manejarse bien con los gatos

he's good with his hands It seems like a great idea, but it's too good to be true if you ask me. There's bound to be a catch The offer of a new slimline body with no bumps or lumps, no rolls of fat, involving no starvation, no step classes, no aerobics, no swimming, no pain and no surgery, seems too good to be true. She claims that this is the best method of slimming she has ever come across. Yes, I know it sounds too good to be true, but take a look It sounded too good to be true - and it was I had been right. He was too good to be true. The wit, charm and intelligence were genuine but flawed by an inability to face the truth to be too much of a good thing a six-month period in which to be moderate in your eating habits. You must just learn that you can have too much of a good thing a chocolate Swiss roll, with chocolate filling, coated with chocolate. You may find the rich taste of chocolate is too much of a good thing

good manner mood time

2 (of high quality)

always use good ingredients utilice siempre ingredientes de calidad or los mejores ingredientes; it's made of good leather está hecho con cuero del bueno

it's important to have good equipment this is my only good dress 200 was a good score in those conditions

3 (pleasant) [+holiday, day] bueno; agradable; [+weather, news] bueno

it was as good as a holiday aquello fue como unas vacaciones

have a good journey! ¡buen viaje!

how good it is to know that ...! ¡cuánto me alegro de saber que ...!

it's good to see you me alegro de verte; gusto en verte; (LAm)

it's good to be here da gusto estar aquí

have a good trip! ¡buen viaje!

it's good to be alive it's [as] good [as] a holiday to me

alive life

4 (beneficial, wholesome) [+food] bueno; sano; [+air] puro; sano

it's good for burns es bueno para las quemaduras

it's good for you or your health te hace bien

this climate is not good for one's health the shock was good for him [=morally improving] what's good for the consumer isn't necessarily good for the economy it's good for you to swim

spirits are not good for me los licores no me sientan bien; he eats more than is good for him come más de lo que le conviene

milk is good for children

all this excitement isn't good for me! ¡a mí todas estas emociones no me vienen or sientan nada bien!; it's good for the soul! ¡ennoblece el espíritu!; ¡te enriquece (como persona)!; if you know what's good for you you'll say yes por la cuenta que te tiene dirás que sí; some children know more than is good for them algunos niños son demasiado listos or saben demasiado

it's [still] good to eat last week's bread is still good the water from the well is still good it stays good for weeks

5 (favourable) [+moment, chance] bueno

it's a good chance to sort things out es una buena oportunidad de or para arreglar las cosas

I tried to find something good to say about him traté de encontrar algo bueno que decir de él

it would be a good thing or idea to ask him no estaría mal or no sería mala idea preguntárselo

this is as good a time as any to do it es tan buen momento como cualquier otro para hacerlo

6 (useful)

the only good chair la única silla que está bien; la única silla servible or sana

to be good for (doing) sth servir para (hacer) algo

my car is good for another few years

it'll be good for some years durará todavía algunos años; he's good for ten years yet tiene todavía por delante diez años de vida

he's good for £5

John's good for a few hundred pounds John seguramente puede prestarnos unos cientos de libras; I'm good for another mile todavía puedo aguantar otra milla más; the ticket is good for three months el billete es válido or valedero para tres meses; he's good for nothing es un inútil; es completamente inútil

7 (sound, valid) [+excuse] bueno

unless you have a good excuse a menos que tengas una buena excusa

for no good reason sin motivo alguno

he is a good risk (financially) concederle crédito es un riesgo asumible; se le puede prestar dinero

is his credit good? deutschmarks are good anywhere in Europe what how much is he good for?


8 (kind)

that's very good of you es usted muy amable; ¡qué amable (de su parte)!

he was so good as to come with me tuvo la amabilidad de acompañarme

please would you be so good as to help me down with my case? ¿me hace el favor de bajarme la maleta?; ¿tendría la bondad de bajarme la maleta? (formal); would you be so good as to sign here? ¿me hace el favor de firmar aquí?

he's a good sort es buena persona or gente

he was good to me fue muy bueno or amable conmigo; se portó bien conmigo


9 (well-behaved) [+child] bueno

be good! (morally) ¡sé bueno!; (in behaviour) ¡pórtate bien!; (at this moment) ¡estáte formal!

to be as good as gold portarse como un ángel or santo

the child has been as good as gold

10 (upright, virtuous) bueno

he's a good man es una buena persona; es un buen hombre

I think I'm as good as him yo me considero tan buena persona como él

the twelve good men and true los doce hombres justos

yes, my good man sí, mi querido amigo

send us a photo of your good self tenga a bien enviarnos una foto suya

she's too good for him ella es más de lo que él se merece

your good lady (wife) frm or hum


11 (close) bueno

he's a good friend of mine es un buen amigo mío

my good friend Fernando mi buen or querido amigo Fernando

12 (middle-class, respectable)

to live at a good address vivir en una buena zona or en un buen barrio

he's got no money but he's of good family no tiene dinero pero es or viene de buena familia

13 (creditable)

he came in a good third llegó en un meritorio tercer puesto

14 (considerable) [+supply, number] bueno

we were kept waiting for a good hour/thirty minutes nos tuvieron esperando una hora/media hora larga; nos tuvieron esperando por lo menos una hora/media hora

we waited a good fifteen minutes

a good three hours tres horas largas; a good 10km 10kms largos; a good £10 lo menos 10 libras

a good many or few people bastante gente

15 (thorough) [+scolding] bueno

to have a good cry llorar a lágrima viva; llorar a moco tendido (informal)

to have a good laugh reírse mucho

to take a good look (at sth) mirar bien (algo)

to have a good wash lavarse bien

give it a good rinse/stir


the good ship Domino el (buque) Domino

his first command was the good ship Domino on the good ship, Lollipop, where the ...

17 (in greetings)

good morning buenos días

good afternoon/evening buenas tardes

good night buenas noches

with every good wishwith all good wishes (in letter) saludos; un fuerte abrazo

Robert sends (his) good wishes Robert manda recuerdos

18 (in exclamations)

good! ¡muy bien!; (that's) good! ¡qué bien!; ¡qué bueno!; (LAm) very good, sir sí, señor

good for you! ¡bien hecho!; (congratulations) ¡enhorabuena!

good [old] Mike! Mike managed to catch the post. Good old Mike

good one! (well done, well said) ¡muy bien!; ¡sí señor!

that's a good one! some chance! a likely story!

old old

19 (in other set expressions)

as good as

it's as good as new está como nuevo; I'll soon be as good as new pronto estaré como nuevo

the car has hardly been used - it's as good as new was he hurt? — a few bruises, but in a week or two he'll be as good as new [*/hum?]

the job is as good as done el trabajo puede darse por acabado; it's as good as lost puede darse por perdido; they're as good as beaten pueden darse por vencidos; as good as saying ... tanto como decir ...

that's as good as saying worrying is good for you

she as good as told me so poco menos que me lo dijo; he as good as called me a liar me llamó poco menos que mentiroso

to come good

turn out well

things will come good eventually todo se arreglará al final

it's just a matter of time before things start coming good again

good and ...

good and hot bien calentito (informal); good and strong bien fuerte

the soup was served good [and] hot

I'll do it when I'm good and ready lo haré cuando a mí me parezca

to hold good valer;for para

yesterday's success formula is unlikely to hold good for tomorrow

the same advice holds good for us el mismo consejo vale para nosotros

it's a good job

(it's a) good job he came! ¡menos mal que ha venido!

to be on to a good thing he's on to a good [thing] > pls provide info, I suspect meaning but not sure EV

make make make riddance thing


1 (as intensifier) bien

a good strong stick un palo bien fuerte; a good long walk un paseo bien largo; un buen paseo

to give as good as one gets pagar con la misma moneda; devolver golpe por golpe

good and proper

they were beaten good and proper les dieron una buena paliza (informal); they were cheated good and proper les timaron bien timados (informal); les timaron con todas las de la ley (informal)

I told him off good and proper >

2 especially (US) (well) bien

you did good hiciste bien; "how are you?" — "thanks, I'm good" —¿cómo estás? —muy bien, gracias


1 (virtuousness) el bien

to do good hacer (el) bien

good and evil may co-exist within one family

good and evil el bien y el mal

he is a power for good su influencia es muy buena or beneficiosa; hace mucho bien

for good or ill para bien o para mal

and, for good or ill, they decided to emigrate

there's some good in him tiene algo bueno

to be up to no good estar tramando algo

2 (advantage, benefit) bien (m)

the common good el bien común

to the good we were £50 to the good >

if it's any good to you si te sirve de algo

a rest will do you some good un descanso te sentará bien

the sea air does you good el aire del mar le hace or sienta a uno bien

the change has done him good a holiday/diet/rest will do you good

a (fat) lot of good that will do you! ¡menudo provecho te va a traer!

a lot of good that's done him!

much good may it do you! ¡no creo que te sirva de mucho!; ¡para lo que te va a servir!; it does my heart good to see him verlo me alegra la existencia

for your own good por tu propio bien

for the good of the country por el bien del país

to be in good with sb estar a bien con algn

that's all to the good! ¡menos mal!

what good will that do you? ¿y eso de qué te va a servir?

what's the good of worrying? ¿de qué sirve or para qué preocuparse?

what's the good of this?

3 (people of virtue) the good los buenos

the good and the bad the good die young

4 (in set expressions)

any good

is he any good? [+worker, singer etc] ¿qué tal lo hace?; ¿lo hace bien?; is this any good? ¿sirve esto?; is she any good at cooking? ¿qué tal cocina?; ¿cocina bien?

for good (and all) (for ever) para siempre

he's gone for good se ha ido para siempre or para no volver

no good

it's no good (no use) no sirve; it's no good, I'll never get it finished in time así no hay manera, nunca lo terminaré a tiempo; it's no good saying that de nada sirve or vale decir eso; it's no good worrying de nada sirve or vale preocuparse; no se saca nada preocupándose; that's no good eso no vale or sirve

that's no good, it's too thick that won't be much good

I'm no good at maths las matemáticas no se me dan nada bien; that's no good to me eso no me sirve para nada; to come to no good acabar mal


the Good Book (n) (Rel) la Biblia

good deeds (n)

good works See culture box in entry good.

good faith (n) buena fe (f)

in good faith de buena fe

directors who authorised the group's misleading prospectus had acted in good faith He said although the loans were made in good faith, he doesn't believe the union should make direct real-estate loans unions were willing to show their good faith by re-opening negotiations the Palestinians have provided Israel with a pretext to doubt their good faith

Good Friday (n) (Rel) Viernes (m) Santo

good looks (n) atractivo (m) físico

She fell in love with his rugged good looks good looks are important but what really matters is personality

good works (n) buenas obras (f)

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Greg Kuvalis

Last Updated: 04/13/2023

Views: 5467

Rating: 4.4 / 5 (55 voted)

Reviews: 86% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Greg Kuvalis

Birthday: 1996-12-20

Address: 53157 Trantow Inlet, Townemouth, FL 92564-0267

Phone: +68218650356656

Job: IT Representative

Hobby: Knitting, Amateur radio, Skiing, Running, Mountain biking, Slacklining, Electronics

Introduction: My name is Greg Kuvalis, I am a witty, spotless, beautiful, charming, delightful, thankful, beautiful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.