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 picture quality is all right, though the image looks soft.
- I thought the show was all right.
- The dinner was all right, but it was a long trip to make.
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!
- 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.
- Go and see her; I'll be all right if any orders come in.
- Winning just another division title would be all right, but nothing less is acceptable.
- 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.
- If one is ‘less than full and frank’, that is all right.
- What is not all right is for private property interests to capture sole use of public water for their personal private profit.
- That would have been all right if other local authorities followed suit.
- Some even say that after a certain hour of day, it's all right to send certain kinds of e-mail.
- I wonder why it is not acceptable today, when it was all right under a National Government.
- You will appreciate that I thought my evidence was all right, but I accept your ruling that it was not.
- Swimming is not allowed for at least two weeks or until the physician says it is all right to do so.
- 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?
- And everybody here belongs to the club except me, and that's all right except for the fact that I'm here.
- 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.
- Still, that belief was fitting with what he'd told the nation, so it was all right that John accepted it.
- That is not all right, but to him it's a perfectly acceptable reason to fire you.
- We all must be willing to help each other and accept people as individuals, while realizing it is all right to disagree.
- If he is granted permission, many soldiers would think it all right to defy orders.
- It would actually have been all right if he'd gone dressed as a bear.
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?
- ‘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.
- 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?
- After the momentary scare, Yastrzemski and the rest of the Red Sox realized that he was all right - at least physically.
- 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.
- 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.
- The mother is going to be all right, physically.
- He turned to make sure everyone else was all right before walking over to the table Fran had been sitting at.
- Making sure that the one he chose would be all right, Dorian walked over and carefully lifted up her ankle.
- 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.
- ‘I think mentally we've been all right and physically we've been magnificent in the last three games,’ he said.
- I really didn't want to wake him and he seemed all right physically.
- It had taken Juliet two weeks to convince Sam that he would be all right to walk the streets again by himself.
- She saw Petyr, looking very tired and a little dazed but otherwise all right, walk toward her.
- As long as no one recognized her she would be all right to walk around.
- Once we found out that he was physically all right and that measures would be taken, we were excited for his opportunity.
- As long as your health holds up and you're feeling all right, why quit something you like?
- 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.
- Sir Alex overhears them as he walks past and asks: ‘Is everything all right lads?’
- There will always be the ‘I'm all right Jack’ figures who accept that anything goes as long as their life is happy.
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
- Even in 1957, when I won it, black education was going strong and doing all right.
- 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!
- 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.’
- So I think I'm ready to accept that it worked all right.
- 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.
- If he comes through this game all right he will be included in Sunday's opening Norwich Union League match against Somerset at Taunton.
- I actually surfed all right, but I can't do that anymore.
- 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
- 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 accepted her social position all right, and it looked like she was using it to her advantage.
- He was getting warm all right; in fact, he was feeling downright hot.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mind you, ants like the sugar water all right and no doubt bees will find it too!
- Something was definitely fishy all right, but it would have to wait.
- 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.
- 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.
- ‘I got up early this morning;’ well that was the truth all right.
- Those retrenched workers have a sweet deal alright!
- Well, it's very interesting, because there has been a car crash all right and it's certainly no hoax.
- Yeah, the twenty first century was going the way of science fiction all right, all fighting and Eden was far from in sight yet.
- 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.
- And I was certainly making out all right; I had a business and a house of my own, completely paid for.
- ‘He's probably stiff all right but definitely not from boredom,’ Pothos couldn't help but remark.
- The leading falcon was handsome all right, but there is a strange quality about him.
- She's got a good voice all right, but the actual tune is a bit bog standard, isn't it?
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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