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    (compar better)

    (superl best)

    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)

      1. bueno

        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:

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

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

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

      2. good 2., manner 4), a), mood II, 1., time 1., 5)

    2. (=of high quality)

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

      alive, life 1., 3)

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

    5. (=favourable) [moment, chance] bueno

    6. (=useful)

    7. (=sound, valid) [excuse] bueno

      word 1., 1)

    8. (=kind)

      nature 1., 2)

    9. (=well-behaved) [child] bueno

    10. (=upright, virtuous) bueno

      lady 1., 5)

    11. (=close) bueno

    12. (=middle-class, respectable)

    13. (=creditable)

    14. (=considerable) [supply, number] bueno

    15. (=thorough) [scolding] bueno

      • the good ship Domino — el (buque) Domino
    16. (in greetings)

    17. (in exclamations)

      old 1., 5)

    18. (in other set expressions)

      as good as

      to come good

      good and ...

      to hold good valer (for para)

      it's a good job

      make 1., 3), riddance, thing 2)


    1. (as intensifier) bien

      good and proper

    2. (esp US) * (=well) bien

  3. NOUN

    1. (=virtuousness) el bien

    2. (=advantage, benefit) bien m

    3. (=people of virtue)

      the good los buenos

    4. (in set expressions)

      any good

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

      no good


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