Translation of "good" - English-German dictionary


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

His singing is very good.

skilful; able to do something well

a good doctor
She’s good at tennis
He’s good with children.


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.


a good man for the job.

sound, fit

good health
good eyesight
a car in good condition.


Can you think of one good reason for doing that?

showing approval

We’ve had very good reports about you.


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.

die Güte
goods noun plural

objects etc for sale, products

die Güter (pl.)
leather goods.

articles sent by rail, not road, sea or air

das Frachtgut
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

der Nichtsnutz
That boy’s a lazy good-for-nothing (rascal).
good humour (American good humor)

kindliness and cheerfulness.

gute Laune
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.


das Wohlwollen
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


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.

Wort halten
She’s certainly delivered the goods. Everything is ready as she said it would be.
for good (sometimes for good and all)


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 goodnesssake, 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)

reif für
He’s good for $50.

certain to cause

gut zu
That story is always good for a laugh.
good for you/him etc

an expression of approval

gut für
You’ve passed your exam – good for you!
Good Friday /ˌɡud ˈfraidi/ noun

the Friday before Easter commemorating the crucifixion of Christ.

der Karfreitag
good gracious ( good heavens)

expressions of surprise.

lieber Himmel!
goodness gracious ( goodness me)

expressions of surprise.

meine Güte!
good old

an expression used to show approval etc

gute/r alte/r
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


After buying and selling some of these paintings, we finished up $500 to the good.

(Translation of “good” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)