Translation of "good" - English-Spanish dictionary

good

adjective uk /ɡʊd/ (comparative better, superlative best)

A1 enjoyable or nice

bueno
a good book
Did you have a good time at the party?

A1 of a high quality

bueno
The food at this restaurant is very good.

A1 able to do something well

bueno
Anna is a good cook.
I’m not very good at wrapping presents.

A1 kind or helpful

bueno
My friends were very good to me when I was ill.

A1 something you say when you are pleased about something

estupendo
Oh good, he’s arrived at last.
be good for someone

A1 to have a positive or useful effect on someone

sentar bien a alguien
Fruit is good for you.

A1 informal something that you say when a person asks how you are or how someone you know is

bien
‘How are you, Emily?’ ‘I’m good, thanks!’

A2 A good child or animal behaves well.

bueno

A2 suitable or satisfactory

bueno
When would be a good time to call?

B1 morally right

bueno
a good person
be as good as gold

(of a child) to behave very well

portarse como un ángel
She’s been as good as gold all morning.
noun uk /ɡʊd/

something that is an advantage or help to a person or situation

bien
It’s hard work, but it’s for your own good.

[ no plural ] what people think is morally right

bien
Children don’t always understand the difference between good and bad.
do someone good

to be useful or helpful to someone

sentar bien a alguien
A holiday will do you good.
for good

forever

para siempre
When he was 20, he left home for good.

(Translation of “good” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

good

adjective /ɡud/ (comparative better /ˈbetə/, superlative best /best/)

well-behaved; not causing trouble etc

bueno; educado
Be good!
She’s a good baby.

correct, desirable etc

bueno, correcto
She was a good wife
He has good manners
Mario speaks good English.

of high quality

bueno
His singing is very good.

skilful; able to do something well

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

kind

bueno, amable
You’ve been very good to him
He’s a good father.

helpful; beneficial

bueno; útil, beneficioso
Exercise is good for you.

pleased, happy etc

bueno, buen (humor), satisfecho, contento
I’m in a good mood today.

pleasant; enjoyable

bueno, agradable
He enjoys reading a good book
Ice-cream is good to eat.

considerable; enough

bueno, apropiado, adecuado, suficiente
a good salary
She talked a good deal of nonsense.

suitable

bueno, apto, cualificado, adecuado
a good man for the job.

sound, fit

bueno; sano; en buenas condiciones
good health
good eyesight
a car in good condition.

sensible

bueno
Can you think of one good reason for doing that?

showing approval

bueno, positivo
We’ve had very good reports about you.

thorough

bueno; profundo
The living room needs a good clean.

healthy or in a positive mood

bien, sano, en forma
I don’t feel very good this morning.
goodness noun

the state of being good.

bondad
goods noun plural

objects etc for sale, products

artículos
leather goods.

articles sent by rail, not road, sea or air

mercancías
This station is for passengers and goods
(also adjective) a goods train/station.
goody noun (plural goodies)

(usually in plural ) (informal ) any food (eg cake, ice-cream) which is particularly enjoyable to eat

golosinas, chucherías
the goodies at a children’s party.
goodbye /-ˈbai/ interjection, noun

an expression used when leaving someone

adiós
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

inútil, que no sirve para nada
That boy’s a lazy good-for-nothing (rascal).
good humour ( good humor)

kindliness and cheerfulness

buen humor
He was in good humour this morning.
good-humoured adjective ( good-humored)

afable, amistoso, jovial
a good-humoured smile.
good-humouredly adverb ( good-humoredly)

con buen humor, afablemente, amistosamene
good-looking adjective

handsome; attractive

guapo, bonito, bien parecido
a good-looking girl
He is very good-looking.
good morning interjection, noun ( good afternoon, good-day, good evening, good night)

words used (depending on the time of day) when meeting or leaving someone

buenos días/buenas noches
Good morning, Mrs Brown
Good night, everyone – I’m going to bed.
good-natured adjective

pleasant; not easily made angry

afable, bonachón
a good-natured fellow.
goodwill noun ( good will)

the good reputation and trade with customers that a business firm has

clientela y renombre comercial
We are selling the goodwill along with the shop.

friendliness

buena voluntad
He has always shown a good deal of goodwill towards us.
good works noun plural

acts of charity

obras de caridad
He is known throughout the city for his good works.
as good as

almost

casi, prácticamente
The job’s as good as done.
be as good as one’s word

to keep one’s promises

cumplir su palabra, mantener lo prometido
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

estar tramando/maquinando algo
I’m sure he’s up to no good.
deliver the goods

to do what one has promised to do

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

permanently

para siempre
He’s not going to France for a holiday – he’s going for good.
for goodness’ sake

an expression of annoyance

por el amor de Dios
For goodnesssake, will you stop that noise!
good for

certain to last

durar seguramente, tener todavía por delante
These houses are good for another hundred years at least.

certain to pay (a sum of money)

seguro de pagar
He’s good for $50.

certain to cause

servir para
That story is always good for a laugh.
good for you/him etc

an expression of approval

bien hecho, enhorabuena
You’ve passed your exam – good for you!
Good Friday /ˌɡud ˈfraidi/ noun

the Friday before Easter commemorating the crucifixion of Christ.

Viernes Santo
good gracious interjection ( good heavens)

expressions of surprise.

Díos mío, Virgen santa
goodness gracious interjection ( goodness me)

expressions of surprise.

Díos mío, Virgen santa
good old

an expression used to show approval etc

bien
Good old Fred! I knew he would help us out.
make good

to be successful

tener éxito, prosperar
Through hard work and ability, he soon made good.

to repair or compensate for (loss, damages etc)

arreglar; indemnizar, compensar
The damage you caused to my car must be made good.
no good

useless; pointless

inútil, no sirve para nada
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

recomendar, alabar, interceder en favor de
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)

tomarse algo bien
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

gracias a Dios
Thank goodness it isn’t raining.
to the good

richer

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

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