German translation of “good”
good adjective /ɡud/ (comparative better /ˈbetə/, superlative best /best/)
› well-behaved; not causing trouble etc
Be good! She’s a good baby. › correct, desirable etc
She was a good wife He has good manners Mario speaks good English. › of high quality
good food/literature His singing is very good. › skilful; able to do something well
a good doctor She’s good at tennis He’s good with children. › kind
You’ve been very good to him He’s a good father. › helpful; beneficial
Exercise is good for you. Cheese is good for you. › pleased, happy etc
I’m in a good mood today. › pleasant; enjoyable
to read a good book Ice-cream is good to eat. › considerable; enough
a good salary She talked a good deal of nonsense. › suitable
a good man for the job. › sound, fit
good health good eyesight a car in good condition. › sensible
Can you think of one good reason for doing that? › showing approval
We’ve had very good reports about you. › thorough
The living room needs a good clean. › healthy or in a positive mood
I don’t feel very good this morning. goodness noun › the state of being good.
goods noun plural › objects etc for sale, products
die Güter (pl.)
leather goods. › articles sent by rail, not road, sea or air
This station is for passengers and goods (also adjective) a goods train/station. goody noun (plural goodies) › (usually in plural ) any food (eg cake, ice-cream) which is particularly enjoyable to eat
die Süßigkeiten (pl.)
the goodies at a children’s party. goodbye /-ˈbai/ interjection, noun › an expression used when leaving someone
Auf Wiedersehen, das Lebewohl
Goodbye – it was good of you to visit us They said their goodbyes and left. good-for-nothing adjective, noun › (a person who is) useless or lazy
That boy’s a lazy good-for-nothing (rascal). good humour (American good humor) › kindliness and cheerfulness.
He was in good humour this morning. good-humoured adjective (American good-humored) ›
a good-humoured smile. good-humouredly adverb (American good-humoredly) ›
good-looking adjective › handsome; attractive
a good-looking girl He is very good-looking. good morning interjection, nouns ( good afternoon, good-day, good evening, good night) › words used (depending on the time of day) when meeting or leaving someone
Guten Morgen, etc.!
Good morning, Mrs Brown Good night, everyone – I’m going to bed. good-natured adjective › pleasant; not easily made angry
a good-natured fellow. goodwill noun ( good will) › the good reputation and trade with customers that a business firm has
die Reputation, der Ruf einer Firma
We are selling the goodwill along with the shop. › friendliness
He has always shown a good deal of goodwill towards us. good works noun plural › acts of charity
gute Taten (pl.)
He is known throughout the city for his good works. as good as › almost
so gut wie
The job’s as good as done. be as good as one’s word › to keep one’s promises.
halten, was man verspricht
He was as good as his word, and turned up the next morning to help me. be up to no good › to be doing something wrong
nichts Gutes im Schilde führen
I’m sure he’s up to no good. deliver the goods › to do what one has promised to do.
She’s certainly delivered the goods. Everything is ready as she said it would be. for good (sometimes for good and all) › permanently
für immer, ständig
He’s not going to France for a holiday – he’s going for good. for goodness’ sake › an expression of annoyance
um Himmels willen
For goodness’ sake, will you stop that noise! good for › certain to last
gut sein für
These houses are good for another hundred years at least. › certain to pay (a sum of money)
He’s good for $50. › certain to cause
That story is always good for a laugh. good for you/him etc › an expression of approval
You’ve passed your exam – good for you! Good Friday /ˌɡud ˈfraidi/ noun › the Friday before Easter commemorating the crucifixion of Christ.
good gracious ( good heavens) › expressions of surprise.
goodness gracious ( goodness me) › expressions of surprise.
good old › an expression used to show approval etc
Good old Fred! I knew he would help us out. make good › to be successful
es zu etwas bringen
Through hard work and ability, he soon made good. › to repair or compensate for (loss, damages etc)
The damage you caused to my car must be made good. no good › useless; pointless
It’s no good crying for help – no-one will hear you This penknife is no good – the blades are blunt. put in a good word for › to praise or recommend
ein gutes Wort einlegen für
Put in a good word for me when you see the boss. take (something) in good part › not to be upset, offended or annoyed (eg by a joke, remark etc)
mit Humor aufnehmen
John took the jokes about his accident with the pot of paint all in good part. thank goodness › an expression used to show that a person is glad that something is all right
Gott sei Dank
Thank goodness it isn’t raining. to the good › richer
After buying and selling some of these paintings, we finished up $500 to the good.