In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(food/quality/book/school) buenoa good wine — un vino bueno
- a good year for Beaujolais/films — un buen año para el Beaujolais/el cine
- the soup was really good — la sopa estaba buenísima / riquísima
- it smells good — tiene rico / buen olor
- it looks good — tiene buen aspecto
- her French is very good — habla muy bien (el) francés
- my one good tablecloth — el único mantel bueno que tengo
- in good condition — en buen estado
- this hotel is as good as any you'll find here — este hotel es de los mejores que hay por aquí
- nothing's too good for his little girl — todo es poco para su hijita
- Taunton's College was found to have good teaching and learning standards across the board.
- In good form on the PGA Tour this year, the American is in good shape for a strong finish on Sunday.
- He can catch, he can dive, he can read the game, and his kicking is good enough to take the pressure off his defence.
- Advice on good posture may be beneficial, particularly for people who work at a desk or with computers.
- For the sake of a couple of dollars' worth of eyedrops the whole village would have good eyesight.
- Most people find that sort of thing difficult, but those with good eyesight will succeed.
- He thinks the series stands up after three years, pointing out that the production values are good.
- He knew that accurate observations required good instruments and he began to acquire them.
- It is part of the good governance that is required to ensure the security of the fiscal base.
- Judges will be looking for tuneful singing and a good standard of musicianship.
- The general concern is that security at the centre concerned is not good enough and should be rectified.
- The school was also commended for its good standard of care and guidance given to children.
- A good standard of maths is also required as there is a high mathematical content to the course.
- A good king ruled through and with the nobility, whose respect he had to win and maintain.
- They have one or two players that he might loan to us and if they are good enough we would welcome them into our team.
- What is really required is a good standard of health care delivered locally.
- People feel that communication has not been good enough, but in my view there is no magical solution to this.
- The report said parents were most pleased that the school is managed well and teaching is good.
- It was so flat that if you had good eyesight you could look into the far distance and see the back of your own head.
- I fall backward into good, strong hands and staring up into smiling, violet eyes.
- If there is a good standard of equipment then this will attract tourists to the park.
- I think the assumptions about what is required to be a good scientist need to be inspected closely.
- A good standard of motivational interviewing was provided throughout the study.
- However, Inspector Paul Switzer is confident the good work will continue in the sector.
- He had treatment on cataracts and wore glasses for reading but had good eyesight.
- Once they see the processing plant here their eyes light up because the standard is so good.
- Under his command prominence was given to sharp news stories and good writing.
2(creditable)(results/work/progress) buenoshe consistently gets good marks in history — siempre saca buenas notas en historia
- they've made a very good start in the race — han empezado muy bien la carrera
- he got a very good degree — sacó muy buenas notas en la carrera
- he came a good second — llegó en un muy respetable segundo puesto
- at least he had a good try — por lo menos lo intentó
- The deft script introduces a number of new characters economically and to good effect.
- In the second half Windermere used their substitutes to good effect to produce two more goals.
- She asked us to convey her good wishes to family and friends back home in Belmullet.
- Yet the Nevilles have been good to him, generous with their help and advice.
- We know what's good for everyone else, and even if it hurts, it's because it's doing them good.
- She was a really nice older lady who seemed to have a good effect on the twins.
- I've heard that if you simmer them in milk for quite a while the brew can have good effects.
- We are very grateful for it and the fact it was on the front page had a good effect.
- The second period saw Brigg use the flanks to good effect and in the final quarter they ran away with the game.
- To the good wishes already expressed by millions of her other fans, let me add my own.
- They also said the company had done a lot of good charity work in the area.
- I can believe that there might be good effects were we to be less obsessed by qualifications.
- If we claim that equality has value, we may only mean that it has good effects.
- A better tee shot from Tiger today as he uses an iron to good effect to get his third round under way.
- Use that torque to good effect and it will amble along in the higher gears, barely sipping diesel.
- He has served the equivalent of a 14 month sentence and it has had a good effect upon him.
- The thing that pleases me most is that he is a good kid, willing to learn and not big-headed.
- They are always there for me and it is humbling to realise how good your real friends are to you.
- A good deed brings a pleasant result and a bad deed brings an unpleasant result.
- He revised and tinkered with his early work repeatedly, not always to good effect.
- Anna was able to return Ken's good deeds to her family by giving him the medal and badges.
- My ambition now is to live as long and as happily as I can, and to be good to my family and friends.
- I also never said that eating foods that are not good for our systems is a good thing.
- They will only succeed out here by listening, then applying the skills taught to good effect.
- Federer returns to form, using the kick serve to good effect to take his first service game in three.
- It is a deliberately powerful metaphor, which Attenborough uses to good effect.
- She was with her daughter Regina and she sends good wishes to family and friends back home.
- It's good for my fitness, and hopefully it will stand me in good stead when I get back to the club.
- A kind neighbour with a good word for all, Mae was highly thought of by all who knew her.
- Success, beauty, and power in this world are the result of good acts in a previous life.
- Her kind nature was ever to the fore and she performed many good deeds in her own quiet manner.
- Evelyn was a grand neighbour and kind friend and her good deeds were many over the years.
- For all of you may this be a peaceful time of rest and family with every good wish for 2005.
- This he did to good effect, even if his tendency to go to ground too easily was irritating.
- Shouldn't we take advantage of these last hours to offer good deeds and obedience?
- The bowlers have certainly used their time in county cricket to good effect.
3(opportune, favorable)(opportunity/day/moment) buenois this a good time to phone? — ¿es buena hora para llamar?
- this is as good a time as any — es un momento tan bueno como cualquier otro
- it's a good chance for you to meet them — es una buena ocasión para que los conozcas
- it would be a good thing to consult her/if she were consulted — sería bueno / no estaría mal consultárselo/que la consultáramos
- things are looking pretty good right now — (en este momento) las cosas van muy bien
- you're looking good — todo va bien
- September is a good month to do some heavy digging, especially if you have clay soil.
- Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time.
- You wouldn't go down quickly in a fight and you're a big man, so you'd make a good standard to rally to.
- When walking in the mountains be sure to wear stout boots with a good grip.
- For daytime use take shorts, shirts and a good pair of deck shoes with white soles.
- Thanks, I do have good shoes, from Run and Become, and they do make a huge difference.
- Buying foreign shares can be a good way to avoid paying stamp duty altogether.
- A number of good internet sites contain news on current events as well as background articles.
- A good rule of thumb for predicting the Next Big Thing is the length of the queue trying to see them.
- Here, he may not always reach the high notes, but he oozes a relaxed confidence, and with good reason.
- Language is a good reflection of culture, and a dictionary provides a snapshot of the language.
- There are good arguments for sharing her health data with the social care staff who look after her.
- History has shown that times of uncertainty have generally been good times to buy shares.
- It is a good month to look around gardens, because June is a time of abundance.
- This is a good survey of how a few breaking news stories were covered by the main services.
- A good rule of thumb is that if you can lift the rock it is probably too small to be of value.
- Google is a good example of how successful you can be if you take the time to do it right.
- It took us about six months to develop a good code that we all understood.
- But anyone who knew the man and his management style had good reason to feel confident.
- A good rule of thumb is to smoke food for three to four times the brining time.
4(advantageous)(investment/deal/terms/position) buenoI've had a very good offer — me han hecho una oferta muy buena
- at a very good price — a muy buen precio
- she's a good person to have around — es una persona que conviene tener cerca
- a good person to avoid — una persona a la que hay que evitar
5(useful, suitable)(suggestion/advice/plan) buenoit's a good book for reference — es una buena obra de consulta
- burn it; that's all it's good for — quémalo, no sirve para otra cosa
- it's a good idea to let them know in advance — convendría / no sería mala idea avisarles de antemano
- good idea!, good thinking! — ¡buena idea!
- it seemed like a good idea at the time — en aquel momento nos (or me etc.) pareció una buena idea
6(healthy, wholesome)(habit/diet/exercise) buenohe is in good health — está bien de salud
- I'm not feeling too good — no me siento / no me encuentro muy bien
- spinach is good for you — las espinacas son buenas para la salud / son muy sanas
- all this sun can't be good for your health — tanto sol no puede ser bueno para la salud
- he drinks more than is good for him — bebe demasiado / más de la cuenta
- she has been good for him — ella le ha hecho mucho bien
- marriage seems to be good for her — parece que el matrimonio le sienta bien
7(attractive)she's got good looks — es muy bonita / guapa
- she's got a good figure — tiene buena figura / buen tipo
- she's got good legs — tiene buenas piernas
- that dress looks so good on her — ese vestido le queda / le sienta muy bien
- the picture looks good on that wall — el cuadro queda bien en esa pared
8.1(virtuous, upright)(woman/man) buenotwelve good men and true — doce hombres justos
- Was this wild display of conspicuous donation prompted by the desire to help the good causes involved?
- He had, we must suppose, good moral reasons for seeking to pursue that course of action.
- As well as helping a good cause buying this CD will give you hours of pleasure.
- All the money raised from the show goes to charities and good causes - mostly in Orkney.
- Sadly, in a lot of cases, parents are failing to bring up their children with good family and moral values.
- It will be shared out among local good causes at the group's presentation day later this year.
- It would be great if it were used for a good purpose, like helping people with heart disease and the like.
- This tells all young and old that a bad deed done in the name of a good cause is acceptable.
- We would like to keep up the good work so please support the collections next weekend.
- You know, the good guy has to wear a white hat and the bad guy has to twist his moustache.
- Initially the Bulls had attached themselves to every single good cause in the city.
- The shops have now become a constant source of income, vital to the charity's continued good work.
- He has lost his business, his reputation, his good character, his savings and his career.
- This area is full of mostly good, decent people, but people are scared about these shootings.
- Please continue to keep up the good work at the Wiltshire Times to highlight road safety issues.
- Shares of the proceeds of next year's Marriott Charity Ball await local good causes.
- In the case of the conjoined twins we saw two good moral traditions at work.
- Finally, everybody thinks that you are a good person by virtue of your job.
- It is in the cupboard, and likely to stay there until the next good cause that requires a raffle prize donation.
- Most refer to her good work and tireless energy but do not even touch on the range or depth of her activities.
8.2(kind)buenoto be good to sb
- she was very good to me — fue muy amable conmigo
- the firm has been very good to me — la empresa se ha portado muy bien conmigo
- it was very good of you to come — muchas gracias por venir
- how good of them to take so much trouble! — ¡qué amabilidad de su parte, tomarse tantas molestias!
- your good lady — su señora esposa
- including your good self — incluyéndolo a usted
- good old Pete — el bueno de Pete
8.3(well-behaved)(child/dog) buenobe good — pórtate bien
- be a good boy and fetch me my pipe — sé bueno y tráeme la pipa
- This sanction worked better in securing good behaviour than the threat of flogging.
- It is very important to make sure that good students are welcomed and well regarded.
- They want to say my friend is a good mother and that her son has the rights most children don't have.
- There is no charge and all the good boys and girls get a treat after the stories are read.
- Inspectors also praised the good behaviour of the pupils and their enthusiasm for learning.
- The school will work with others to share expertise and develop good practice.
- In return, she resolved that she would do her best to be a good, obedient wife.
- Council solicitor John Emms has had to remind councillors of the importance of good behaviour.
- Again the converse is true: if good behaviour is ignored or criticised it will not continue.
- The programme will be designed to teach them about good behaviour and neighbourliness.
- A Swindon school has found a new way to beat the truants and encourage good behaviour.
- We are trying to have a code in school where we maintain good order and discipline.
- A Swindon primary school is needed to help research links between good behaviour and fish oils.
- Every morning it gets harder and harder for me to wake up and go to class like a good little girl.
- The year five and six pupils were chosen on their good behaviour merits by teachers at the school.
- She's a good girl, but a little slow at times, and sometimes needs a guiding hand.
- This section of the Code sets out basic rules of good practice that all clubs and individuals must observe.
- I don't think it is wrong, or a waste of time, to point out the virtue of manners and good behaviour.
- Perhaps if we could charge or reward for poor or good behaviour things would be easier.
- For its part, the tourist board shares examples of good practice with its commercial members.
9.1(in greetings)say good night to daddy — dale las buenas noches a papá
- she kissed me good night — me dio un beso de buenas noches
- how are you? — I'm good — ¿cómo estás? — estoy bien
9.2(in interj phrases)good! now to the next question — bien, pasemos ahora a la siguiente pregunta
- very good sir/madam — lo que mande el señor/la señora
- very good, ma'am, I'll have that report for you right away — muy bien señora, ahora mismo le traigo el informe
- that's all, sergeant — very good, sir! — eso es todo sargento— ¡a sus órdenes mi teniente (or capitán etc.)!
10(pleasant)buenoto be in a good mood — estar de buen humor
- the good things in life — las cosas buenas de la vida
- he loves the good life — le gusta la buena vida
- we had good weather — nos hizo buen tiempo
- I hope you have a good time in London — espero que te diviertas / que lo pases bien en Londres
- did you have a good flight? — ¿qué tal el vuelo?
- a good time was had by all — todos disfrutaron muchísimo
- it's good to be back home/to see you again — ¡qué alegría estar otra vez en casa/volverte a ver!
- it's good to feel the sand between your toes — es un gustazo sentir la arena entre los dedos
- The news comes on the back of a good Ofsted report for Commonweal which was described as an effective school.
- He made the best of a good position off the last bend to finish fifth, less than two bike lengths behind the winner.
- Gough will be in a good position to judge, as he will be working for Sky Sports during its coverage of the series.
- Because even if the London market is a tad depressed, good deals still sell fast.
- I can go out here in Ireland and the people are good enough to come out and see me.
- Having more work than you know what to do with is actually a pretty good position to be in, points out Mr Houston.
- But it's easy amid this depressing news to lose sight of some good things going on.
- If you think that's a good thing, and want to show your support, please go there for a drink.
- We started today's game against Kent in a good position although we did lose a few too many wickets after tea.
- She was given the task of bringing me up and instilling reasonably good values in me.
- It is pleasing to see he has a good sense of humour in his reply to the Marie Antoinette comment.
- However, when he was interviewed he seemed positive and had a good professional attitude.
- It was not a good position to be in at a time of such great opportunity.
- It's so good to welcome Leanne Benjamin back to the Royal Opera House after maternity leave.
- Perhaps Edinburgh people are more confident of having good jobs and money in the future.
- It discusses the need and value of a good reputation for both York as a city and the council that runs it.
- This side have a good hunger and they've got desire and they are good qualities to have.
- The support we have received puts us in a good position to secure the financial future of the fayre in years to come.
- For a business and investment world starved of good news, this seems almost too good to be true.
- But they are certainly a more welcome sight for traders hoping for a good sales season.
11(decent, acceptable)buenochildren from good homes don't do such things — los niños de buena familia no hacen esas cosas
- to have a good name/reputation — tener buen nombre/buena reputación
- to make a good marriage — hacer una buena boda
- they have a good marriage — son un matrimonio feliz
- he simply isn't good enough for her — (ella) se merece algo mejor
12(sound)(customer/payer) buenomy credit's still good — todavía tengo crédito
- he should be good for $50,000 — debe poder llegar hasta 50.000 dólares
- she's good for twenty pounds — seguro que te presta unas veinte libras
- this ticket is good for another week — este billete vale para una semana más
- this car's good for a few years yet — a este coche todavía le quedan unos cuantos años por delante
- the ball is good — la pelota es buena
- The Theatines wanted to show the local poor population of Rome how good priests should perform.
- Merton, confused, answered, I guess what I want is to be a good Catholic.
- Yet what is said to be good in one religion may not be good in another religion.
- A good socialist would not have such aspirations.
- As long as you follow the rules of the monastery then they will respect you as a good monk.
13.1(skilled, competent)(doctor/singer/sportsman) buenoI've finished — good boy/girl! — ya he terminado — ¡así me gusta! / ¡muy bien!
- he's not a good liar — no sabe mentir
- he's no good in emergencies — en situaciones de emergencia no sabe qué hacer
- she's/he's good in bed — es muy buena/bueno en la cama
- she's very good in the kitchen — cocina muy bien
- they're better in defense than in attack — son mejores en la defensa que en el ataque
- she has a very good ear/eye — tiene muy buen oído/buena vista
- to be good at sth/-ing
- to be good at languages — tener facilidad para los idiomas
- he is very good at sewing — cose muy bien
- I'm good at crosswords — soy bueno para los crucigramas
- he's good at putting his foot in it — es un experto en meter la pata
- he is good on old coins — sabe mucho sobre monedas antiguas
- he is good with dogs/children — tiene buena mano con / sabe cómo tratar a los perros/los niños
- he's very good around the house — se da mucha maña para los arreglos de la casa
- Donald was also extraordinarily good with children and enjoyed their company.
- The best thing about my quiz is that it genuinely measures how good at magic you are.
- But according to their coach, they are so good at sports that they do not need to train!
- But like a pair of trusty brown brogues, it served its master well and was good at what it did.
- Teachers are usually quite good at spotting this kind of thing, as they spend every day with their class.
- She wasn't so good at concentrating, a situation largely attributable to her dyslexia.
- You have to be good at talking to the public and even better at listening.
- I was never particularly good at anything but I had a lot of drive and ambition.
- It's always great to get a bargain, but I'm really not good at fighting for things in the sales.
- Rev Palmer said she was extremely good at her job as a beauty therapist and was skilled as a masseur and in skin care.
- The lads were really good with the children and the kids really loved it.
- For a guy who has achieved so much at 26, he is incredibly good at dealing with the media and fans.
- I have made the elementary mistake of being demonstrably rather good at my job.
- In my experience most kids are incredibly good at selecting what kind of books they're ready for.
- He's been good at everything he's turned his hand to because of his determination and ambition.
- It is good at matching people, by expertise but also by philosophy and personality.
- He said it was possible these children would never be good at calculation.
- I also had to keep in mind the possibility that I would be incredibly good at it.
- I've gotten quite good at screaming abuse at the TV screen on the rare occasions he pops up.
- As people are spending more time at work he added that it is important we enjoy the work we do and build on the skills that we are good at.
13.2(devoted, committed)(wife/parent/friend/husband) buenoa good Catholic/socialist — un buen católico/socialista
14(valid)(excuse/argument) buenoit's not good enough to say you can't do it — no alcanza / no basta con decir que no puedes hacerlo
- it's simply not good enough! — ¡esto no puede ser!
- without good reason — sin dar una buena razón / una razón de peso
- that's a good one! — ¡ésa sí que es buena!
- Your ticket is good for travel on all trams, trains or buses.
- This single ride ticket is good for travel on August 10th only.
15.1(substantial, considerable)(distance/salary/meal) buenoit's a good way — hay un buen trecho
- it's a good four kilometers — está a unos buenos cuatro kilómetros
- there's a good chance of rain tomorrow — hay bastantes posibilidades de que llueva mañana
- The owners had put an extension on the back, so the dining room and kitchen were good sizes.
- God, that boy owes me big time, since I probably had a good amount of homework to do in other subjects.
- However, used-car buyers should rejoice in the fact that they at least tried for a good few years.
- I listened, and could hear him walk a good twenty paces down a concrete corridor.
- I have cooked and presided over a good many family meals myself since those days.
- He poured clumsily, spilling a good amount of claret as the carriage bumped along.
- The rooms in The Moorings are generous and bright, while the back garden is a good size.
- This is a very rewarding job but one that does demand a good amount of your free time.
- I spent a good hour doing a thorough search of my flat, but there was no sign of the damn thing.
- I joined the queue about 15 cars behind him, so it took a good twenty minutes to get past.
- A good twenty or so Patriots remained standing and, for the most part, uninjured.
- As he had a good four inches and twenty pounds on both of us, we didn't really have a choice about following.
- Plus they have plenty of time to revolt as the plans are a good 18 months off being implemented.
- So, this scientist then spent a good few months examining the genetics of these lambs.
- The confit keeps for a good two months in the fridge, and the syrup can then be used in fruit salads.
- The fields were a good size, with plenty of familiar names both riding and training.
- The rooms are all of a good size, sensibly laid out and have first class furniture.
- Enough for at least two people, all the chips were of a good size, without being wedge-like.
- There was a good size patch in the back right hand corner for a vegetable garden.
- Quarry, meanwhile, has had a good few months to ponder his decision to make this his final season.
- This weekend is shaping as a very good game and it should be played in front of a good size crowd.
- The Beast had been busy arguing that it needed a good six months more to mount a proper, lingering defence.
- It was a good size with a thin crust and was, as you would expect from an Italian restaurant, freshly baked.
- Most jobs that will earn you a good amount of money involve a fair bit of training.
- The tide was in, and the breakers were a good twenty to thirty feet high when they hit the harbour wall.
- The goal spurred the home side on, and cheered by a good sized crowd they looked the more likely to score.
- A club can get a fairly good audience even if it's featuring music in a very limited genre range.
- The curried prawns were of a good size, but were done in Thai style with the shells left on.
- I think the accusations against him on this kind of thing go back a good ten years at least.
- I do pay the authority a good amount per year in services and other charges.
- I checked my watch as subtly as I could and decided there was a good twenty minutes to go.
- I had to spend a good hour or so cleaning out the new contacts, but it was a start.
- He let me move in with him and his wife, and he and I spent a good eight months working on my demo.
- Make sure it is pressed well into the sides and leave a good amount hanging over the top edge.
- James Goodwin was at least a good three inches shorter AND was half his size when it came to body weight.
- This apparently simple problem has taken me a good four months to resolve since you first contacted me in May.
- The irony is that I am willing to stand up and say that and take a good amount of criticism for it.
- There were four of them, all a good size, and you could see how they would easily suffice two people sharing.
- The crowd that assembled at it had a great time and raised a good amount for the Sudan Appeal.
- It lasted for a good ten seconds and sounded like a motorbike going down the road outside.
15.2(not less than)it'll take a good hour — va a llevar su buena hora / una hora larga
- a good half of all the people interviewed — más de la mitad de los entrevistados
- it's a good mile from here — queda a por lo menos una milla / a una milla larga de aquí
16(thorough, intense)(rest/scolding) buenoI'll feel better when I've had a good night's sleep — me sentiré mejor cuando haya dormido bien
- I gave her a good talking-to — le eché un buen sermón / un sermón de los buenos
- It was way too long for its own good and could have used some good cutting.
- Besides, the girl needed to have a good cry, a thorough, good, hard and long cry.
- Draw back the curtains and drapes and give all those windows a good clean both inside and out.
- It's an opportunity for people to give themselves a good spring clean and try something new!
- Again, reach for the hose and give them a good soaking followed by a generous layer of mulch.
- Forty one per cent of people admit to being surface cleaners, never doing a good old clean.
- He invited many a look of surprise on days when he parked the plane on the front lawn so he could give the garage a good spring clean.
- Then he gave himself a good shake, and set to the task of a good clean and groom.
- If conditions are dry enough, lawns will benefit from a good raking to remove thatch and moss.
- Users of the men's toilet said it was smelly and needed a new floor and a good steam clean.
- He agreed that some of the trains look shabby even after a good clean because many of them are about forty years old.
17coloquial(for emphasis)I'll do it when I'm good and ready — lo haré cuando me parezca
- the water's good and hot — el agua está bien caliente
- it's good and strong — es bien fuerte
- There was a also good lively discussion in relation to the enrolment of new members.
- Dance in and out, start with a good strong jab and then follow with the power right.
- It will give a good clean outline to the pencil, and help to hold the lip colour in place.
- I walk to the diner car and get one when I'm good and ready for it.
- David then had a good clean run on the fourth stage and came out of the stage with a ten second lead in the rally.
- She chose an old white dress she hadn't worn in a good many years, so no one would recognize it.
- The referee had very little to do as both teams played a good clean game.
- The graphics are good and clean, but they are not stunning by any means.
- First, a piece of paper landed on my desk extolling the virtues of good old-fashioned baking.
- This is fed by conventions used in a good many American mainstream films in particular.
- Not good solid rain at all, just the insidious kind that leaches the warmth out of your bones and drags you down.
- We have a good solid formation and it's going to be hard for them to break our defence down.
- He was good and drunk by midnight, stumbling around the house, talking and laughing with everyone.
- I think punk is the only music that really has a good, solid base under the mainstream.
- We are seeing good solid achievements and more than we could have hoped for two years ago.
- So for the rest of the lap I was a bit cautious and concentrated on a good clean lap and getting on the front row.
- He is a good solid player, a big lad who is quick and understands the game.
- A good sharp sound effect can heighten a surprise and make you jump out of your seat.
- Their chances of survival will be greater if they get a good nutritious meal at least once a day.
- Heat the olive oil and gently cook the onions in a good solid saucepan for five minutes.
1.1(moral right)bien masculinoto do good — hacer el bien
- the triumph of good over evil — el triunfo del bien (sobre el mal)
- there is some good in everyone — todos tenemos algo bueno
- he may be rude but there is a lot of good in him — puede que sea grosero pero tiene muchas otras cosas buenas
- an influence for good — una influencia beneficiosa
- to be up to no good — estar tramando algo
- Thus the problem of evil is said to be solved by showing that evil actually conduces to greater good.
- I vote for the person who can promote the common good of our society.
- It is also in the spirit of mankind to seek the good from the evil and vice-versa.
- The only limitation on the host state is that its controls be in the interest of the general good.
- However, we can all help to maintain the status quo of good versus evil in the world.
- Has the world's common good been served?
- Total good should outweigh total evil, it should be a last resort and must have the final aim of peace.
- That greater good can best be measured in terms of economic indicators and territorial extent.
- She knew from his birth he had within him the power of great good, or of great evil.
- Evil and good are two sides of the same coin, just as death and life, sorrow and joy.
- The clean contrasts of the Manichean universe are what we respond to: good versus evil.
- It was also a society with much evil alongside much good, and Melanie gives us the evil in full measure.
- A world in which this is possible can only be a world in which there is much evil as well as great good.
- In the old days, we used to prefer the wider good over personal convenience.
- None of us would ever wish the evil that has been done to our country, yet we have learned that out of evil can come great good.
- You may think he's a bit of a prat, but at least he's an honest prat who thinks he can do some good.
- Some good may come of evil if the international criminal court comes into being sooner.
1.2(people)+ plural verb the good — los buenos
2.1(benefit)bien masculinofor the common good — por el bien común / de todos
- for the good of sb/sth — por el bien de algn/algo
- it's for your own good — es por tu (propio) bien
- for good or ill — para bien o para mal
- no good will come of it — nada bueno saldrá de ello
- It is fiscal nonsense not to reap the benefits for the good of their own members.
- It doesn't appear that the mass membership suggested by your article is doing the service much good.
- It was seen to put the good of the sport above personal advantage and did so quickly.
- He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind.
- I assure you that the decision I made was for the good of mankind.
- We can do much better, and for the good of the service we certainly ought to.
- In your mind's eye, visualize a person you love, one who has done good for you, or for whom you have done good.
- The benefits of watching wild animals outweigh any good that might come from killing them.
2.2(use)is this any good to you? — ¿te sirve esto?
- what's the good of lying? — ¿qué se gana / se saca con mentir?
3.1(merchandise)artículos masculinomercancías femeninomercaderías femenino América del Sur(train/wagon) (before noun) de carga Britanico(depot) de mercancías(depot) de mercaderías América del Surmanufactured goods — productos manufacturados masculino
- knitted goods — artículos de punto
- stolen goods — artículos robados
- It is sheer waste to steal from some to give to others to produce goods and services at high cost.
- The company now renamed Preston-Duckworth is aiming to stock luxury branded goods.
- The country has never really exported enough goods to pay the import bills.
- It means lifting the capacity to export, and to produce goods and services of a higher value.
- It contended that the advertising ban had a greater effect on imported goods than on those produced in Sweden.
- Each colony faced the sea, so that the import and export of goods went through its own ports.
- Above all, farmers have to achieve a fair price from the market for the top quality goods they produce.
- As well as garments, frozen foods and leather goods are major Bangladeshi export items.
- There have also been reports of people stocking up on tinned goods and dry food like pasta.
- The Whites pleaded guilty to five specimen charges of possessing goods with a false trademark for sale or hire.
- The country is importing far more goods and services than it is exporting.
- Its shipyards and engineering plants exported their goods across the British Empire.
- It can also provide names of companies which produce goods made by child labour.
- In other words a day's wages will be the amount of money sufficient to produce these goods.
- It starts from the very moment when the defendants took possession of the goods.
- This is coupled with a desire for the consumption of locally produced goods and services.
- This is the crowd that is picking up branded goods at malls as well as personal gadgets.
- Instead he is appealing to the better nature of those responsible or anyone who has the goods in their possession now.
- It is this class that innovates and finds cheaper ways to produce goods and services.
- Also, check your prices when you claim to offer own brand goods at prices that are lower than branded items.
3.2formal (property)bienes masculinoall his worldly goods — todas sus posesiones
- goods and chattels — bienes muebles
1a good hard slap — un bofetón bien dado
- a good sharp knife — un cuchillo bien afilado
- it's been a good long while since … — ha pasado su buen tiempo desde …
- you messed that up good and proper, didn't you? — metiste bien la pata, ¿no?
2.1US informal (well)biendid I do good, Pop? — ¿lo hice bien, papá?
- Whatever the hell they do with their instruments, it seems to work pretty damn good.
- This technique does seem to work pretty good for me, a little too good sometimes, I think.
- Now you know I can't sleep very good in a big bed like that.
2.2US informal (thoroughly)biengo after that guy and fix him but good — sigue a ese tipo y dale una lección bien dada coloquial
- now you listen to me, and you listen good — ahora escúchame, pero escúchame bien
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