In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(good enough, unobjectionable)she's all right, but I can't stand her boyfriend — ella no me cae mal, al que no aguanto es a su novio informal
- the weather was all right — hizo buen tiempo
- the hotel looks all right — el hotel no parece estar mal
- do I look all right in this dress? — ¿estoy bien con este vestido?
- it's not very smart, but it's all right for work — no es muy elegante, pero para ir a trabajar está bien
- you're all right: I like you! — ¡me caes bien!
- The dinner was all right, but it was a long trip to make.
- The picture quality is all right, though the image looks soft.
- I thought the show was all right.
1.2(acceptable, permissible)I'll pay you back tomorrow: is that all right? — mañana te devuelvo el dinero ¿vale? Spain
- would Monday be all right (for you)? — ¿te viene bien el lunes?
- I'm sorry — that's all right — lo siento — no tiene importancia
- I'll leave early today, if that's all right — si no te importa, hoy me voy a ir temprano
- is it all right if I switch the TV on? — ¿te importa si pongo la televisión?
- is it all right to smoke in here/to swim here? — ¿se puede fumar/nadar aquí?
- it's all right for you to talk/laugh! — ¡claro, tú bien puedes hablar/reírte!
- is this water all right to drink? — ¿esta agua se puede beber?
- to be all right with / by sb
- we'll meet on Friday, if that's all right with everybody — nos reuniremos el viernes, si nadie tiene ningún inconveniente
- I never want to see you again! — that's all right by me! — ¡no te quiero volver a ver! — ¡por mí, encantada!
- That is not all right, but to him it's a perfectly acceptable reason to fire you.
- And everybody here belongs to the club except me, and that's all right except for the fact that I'm here.
- It is all right for the author to be undecided or out of the loop during a production, but here I was directing and had to make up my mind.
- Swimming is not allowed for at least two weeks or until the physician says it is all right to do so.
- Not only will it help people to need help, but also it will help overcome stigma because I believe if insurance covers mental illnesses, it will be all right to have them.
- What is not all right is for private property interests to capture sole use of public water for their personal private profit.
- It would actually have been all right if he'd gone dressed as a bear.
- We all must be willing to help each other and accept people as individuals, while realizing it is all right to disagree.
- If one is ‘less than full and frank’, that is all right.
- He said it was not an acceptable argument to say it was all right for inflation to be well above the EU norm simply because Irish growth is significantly higher.
- Go and see her; I'll be all right if any orders come in.
- You will appreciate that I thought my evidence was all right, but I accept your ruling that it was not.
- Winning just another division title would be all right, but nothing less is acceptable.
- Still, that belief was fitting with what he'd told the nation, so it was all right that John accepted it.
- I wonder why it is not acceptable today, when it was all right under a National Government.
- It can be all right to make a certain deal with one player but not with another.
- However, a lot of questions may come to mind, such as: is it all right to allow others to enter this space?
- Some even say that after a certain hour of day, it's all right to send certain kinds of e-mail.
- If he is granted permission, many soldiers would think it all right to defy orders.
- That would have been all right if other local authorities followed suit.
1.3informal (adequate)he's an all right guy — es un buen tipo informal
- they sell all right clothes — venden ropa mona
2.1(well)bienare you all right? — ¿estás bien?
- I felt all right this morning — esta mañana estaba / me sentía bien
- I'll be all right in a minute — enseguida se me pasa
- (as greeting) all right? — ¿qué tal?
- After the momentary scare, Yastrzemski and the rest of the Red Sox realized that he was all right - at least physically.
- He turned to make sure everyone else was all right before walking over to the table Fran had been sitting at.
- As long as no one recognized her she would be all right to walk around.
- Once you get money, bills are paid and your family's health is all right, what more is there to have other than to live and praise God?
- Once we found out that he was physically all right and that measures would be taken, we were excited for his opportunity.
- In the end I suspect that more people will want to believe that things are really all right despite the portents, rather than accepting that we're on the eve of destruction.
- Sir Alex overhears them as he walks past and asks: ‘Is everything all right lads?’
- As long as your health holds up and you're feeling all right, why quit something you like?
- Making sure that the one he chose would be all right, Dorian walked over and carefully lifted up her ankle.
- It had taken Juliet two weeks to convince Sam that he would be all right to walk the streets again by himself.
- She made sure she looked all right and then she walked downstairs, not knowing later that she would regret not looking in a mirror first.
- I really didn't want to wake him and he seemed all right physically.
- ‘When I did my leg, Duffs said that I'd be all right and that when it healed it would be stronger,’ said the former Nottingham Forest youngster.
- She saw Petyr, looking very tired and a little dazed but otherwise all right, walk toward her.
- The mother is going to be all right, physically.
- ‘I think mentally we've been all right and physically we've been magnificent in the last three games,’ he said.
- There will always be the ‘I'm all right Jack’ figures who accept that anything goes as long as their life is happy.
- I look at Wonder Boy and pronounce that Rafael is perfectly healthy, mentally sane, and all right.
- And you could have stepped outside your superficiality box for just ten seconds to ask Rob if he was all right; he was walking along there looking like he was going to drop dead.
- And we're both all right at the moment - Gran's health has hit a plateau, as far as I can tell, and my life is just as boring as usual.
2.2(in order)bienthe brakes are all right — los frenos están bien
- is everything all right, Sir? — ¿está todo a su gusto, señor?
2.3(safe)will the bikes be all right here? — ¿podemos dejar las bicis aquí? ¿no les pasará nada?
- you're all right: the ladder's secure — no te preocupes, la escalera está firme
- it's all right, I'm not going to hurt you — tranquilo, que no te voy a hacer daño
2.4(content)are you all right in that chair? — ¿estás bien en esa silla?
1(satisfactorily)bienhe did all right in his exams — le fue bien en los exámenes
- we managed to find the place all right — encontramos el sitio sin problemas
- If he comes through this game all right he will be included in Sunday's opening Norwich Union League match against Somerset at Taunton.
- So I think I'm ready to accept that it worked all right.
- I actually surfed all right, but I can't do that anymore.
- I actually thought I played all right as I wasn't really quite on the ball, but other than that I thought that it was a great event.
- Even in 1957, when I won it, black education was going strong and doing all right.
- Lungo said: ‘If he comes out of this race all right he will probably run at Carlisle a week on Monday in a qualifier for the EBF Final at Sandown.’
- And maybe I drink a little bit too much, and maybe my finances aren't as good as they should, but I was doing all right until you decided to walk into this bar, so do me a favour and get out of here!
- Or am I just taking part in the old alcoholic self delusion of finding someone worse off than you in order to confirm that you're doing all right yourself.
2informal(without a doubt)it's serious all right — es bien grave
- you'll be sorry all right — ya verás cómo te arrepientes
- that's him all right, look at his walk — seguro que es él, mira cómo camina
- He was getting warm all right; in fact, he was feeling downright hot.
- His eyes became the size of dish plates as he saw the small, furry creature standing there, but his vision didn't lie - it was a goat, all right, or actually a ram if one wanted to be precise.
- Something was definitely fishy all right, but it would have to wait.
- And I was certainly making out all right; I had a business and a house of my own, completely paid for.
- She accepted her social position all right, and it looked like she was using it to her advantage.
- As she said at her Senate confirmation hearings, it's a different kind of war all right, but one which will take a strong commitment from our allies to help us fight it.
- ‘I got up early this morning;’ well that was the truth all right.
- He had a deer's qualities, all right, the speed, the sure feet and most of all an indefinable sense of fragility that set him apart in a game otherwise marked by violence.
- He took a leap at the edge of the chasm expecting to fall and then realized he was flying; when he looked up he saw her flying higher - a miracle alright!
- It was a forest all right, but certainly not the type of forests Kate had seen.
- Those retrenched workers have a sweet deal alright!
- ‘He's probably stiff all right but definitely not from boredom,’ Pothos couldn't help but remark.
- Well, it's very interesting, because there has been a car crash all right and it's certainly no hoax.
- If he was good enough, he would have won all right and Henrietta is surely a better trainer than one who would have experimented with a valued owner's pride and joy in a race like the King George.
- The leading falcon was handsome all right, but there is a strange quality about him.
- Oh yeah, he was smirking all right - definitely smirking.
- I tell this Government that the people of Canterbury will be sending a message to this Government all right and it certainly will not be in support of this legislation.
- She's got a good voice all right, but the actual tune is a bit bog standard, isn't it?
- Mind you, ants like the sugar water all right and no doubt bees will find it too!
- Yeah, the twenty first century was going the way of science fiction all right, all fighting and Eden was far from in sight yet.
1I won't be home till late, all right? — volveré tarde ¿vale? Spain informal
- can I come too? — all right — ¿puedo ir yo también? — bueno
- all right, I'm ready; let's go! — bueno, estoy listo, vámonos
- all right, so I was wrong — bueno, de acuerdo, me equivoqué
- all right, all right, I'm coming! — ¡ya voy! ¡ya voy!
- a new world record! all right! — ¡un nuevo récord mundial, sí señor!
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