Traducción de good en Español:

good

bueno, adj.

Pronunciación /ɡʊd//ɡʊd/

adjetivo

  • 1

    (food/quality/book/school) bueno
    a 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) bueno
    she 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) bueno
    is 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) bueno
    I'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) bueno
    it'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) bueno
    he 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

    • 8.1(virtuous, upright)

      (woman/man) bueno
      twelve 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)

      bueno
      to 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) bueno
      be 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

    • 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)
    bueno
    to 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)
    bueno
    children 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) bueno
    my 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

    • 13.1(skilled, competent)

      (doctor/singer/sportsman) bueno
      I'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) bueno
      a good Catholic/socialist un buen católico/socialista

  • 14

    (valid)
    (excuse/argument) bueno
    it'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

    • 15.1(substantial, considerable)

      (distance/salary/meal) bueno
      it'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) bueno
    I'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.

nombre

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    • 1.1(moral right)

      bien masculino
      to 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

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    • 2.1(benefit)

      bien masculino
      for 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?

  • 3goods plural

    • 3.1(merchandise)

      artículos masculino
      mercancías femenino
      mercaderías femenino América del Sur
      (train/wagon) (before noun) de carga Britanico
      (depot) de mercancías
      (depot) de mercaderías América del Sur
      manufactured 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 masculino
      all his worldly goods todas sus posesiones
      • goods and chattels bienes muebles


adverbio

  • 1

    a 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?
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    • 2.1US informal (well)

      bien
      did 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)

      bien
      go 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