Translation of "well" - English-Russian dictionary


adverb uk us /wel/ (better, best)

A1 in a successful or satisfactory way

I thought they played well.
He's doing well at school/work.

A2 in a complete way or as much as possible

хорошо, тщательно
I know him quite well.
Stir the mixture well.
as well

A1 also

Are you going to invite Steve as well?
as well as sth

A1 in addition to something

а также, кроме того
They have lived in the United States as well as Britain.
may/might as well do sth

B2 If you may/might as well do something, it will not spoil the situation if you do that thing.

вполне можно сделать что-либо
If we're not waiting for Karen, we might as well go now.
may/might/could well

B2 used to say that something is likely to be true

вполне может быть
He could well be at Michelle's house.
well above/ahead/below, etc

B2 above/ahead/below, etc by a large amount

значительно выше/далеко впереди/далеко внизу и т. д.
It was well after seven o'clock when we got home.
can't/couldn't very well do sth

used to say that something is not a suitable or practical thing to do

никак нельзя/нельзя было сделать что-либо
I couldn't very well tell her while he was there.
Well done!

A1 used to tell someone how pleased you are about their success

"I passed my exams." "Well done!"

(Translation of “well adverb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)