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/book/school/quality) buenoa good wine — un buen vino
- 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 — huele bien
- 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 — su hijita tiene que tener lo mejor de lo mejor
- People feel that communication has not been good enough, but in my view there is no magical solution to this.
- A good standard of motivational interviewing was provided throughout the study.
- I fall backward into good, strong hands and staring up into smiling, violet eyes.
- The school was also commended for its good standard of care and guidance given to children.
- Judges will be looking for tuneful singing and a good standard of musicianship.
- However, Inspector Paul Switzer is confident the good work will continue in the sector.
- Taunton's College was found to have good teaching and learning standards across the board.
- Under his command prominence was given to sharp news stories and good writing.
- 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.
- If there is a good standard of equipment then this will attract tourists to the park.
- 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.
- Advice on good posture may be beneficial, particularly for people who work at a desk or with computers.
- A good standard of maths is also required as there is a high mathematical content to the course.
- Most people find that sort of thing difficult, but those with good eyesight will succeed.
- 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.
- For the sake of a couple of dollars' worth of eyedrops the whole village would have good eyesight.
- He thinks the series stands up after three years, pointing out that the production values are good.
- Once they see the processing plant here their eyes light up because the standard is so good.
- A good king ruled through and with the nobility, whose respect he had to win and maintain.
- It is part of the good governance that is required to ensure the security of the fiscal base.
- What is really required is a good standard of health care delivered locally.
- The report said parents were most pleased that the school is managed well and teaching is good.
- He knew that accurate observations required good instruments and he began to acquire them.
- He had treatment on cataracts and wore glasses for reading but had good eyesight.
- I think the assumptions about what is required to be a good scientist need to be inspected closely.
- The general concern is that security at the centre concerned is not good enough and should be rectified.
2(creditable)(work/results/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 — se recibió con muy buena nota
- 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 bowlers have certainly used their time in county cricket to good effect.
- We are very grateful for it and the fact it was on the front page had a good effect.
- He has served the equivalent of a 14 month sentence and it has had a good effect upon him.
- She was with her daughter Regina and she sends good wishes to family and friends back home.
- 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.
- The deft script introduces a number of new characters economically and to good effect.
- Federer returns to form, using the kick serve to good effect to take his first service game in three.
- Evelyn was a grand neighbour and kind friend and her good deeds were many over the years.
- Her kind nature was ever to the fore and she performed many good deeds in her own quiet manner.
- Yet the Nevilles have been good to him, generous with their help and advice.
- A good deed brings a pleasant result and a bad deed brings an unpleasant result.
- My ambition now is to live as long and as happily as I can, and to be good to my family and friends.
- Anna was able to return Ken's good deeds to her family by giving him the medal and badges.
- A kind neighbour with a good word for all, Mae was highly thought of by all who knew her.
- She asked us to convey her good wishes to family and friends back home in Belmullet.
- A better tee shot from Tiger today as he uses an iron to good effect to get his third round under way.
- It is a deliberately powerful metaphor, which Attenborough uses to good effect.
- This he did to good effect, even if his tendency to go to ground too easily was irritating.
- She was a really nice older lady who seemed to have a good effect on the twins.
- We know what's good for everyone else, and even if it hurts, it's because it's doing them good.
- Shouldn't we take advantage of these last hours to offer good deeds and obedience?
- I've heard that if you simmer them in milk for quite a while the brew can have good effects.
- He revised and tinkered with his early work repeatedly, not always to good effect.
- For all of you may this be a peaceful time of rest and family with every good wish for 2005.
- I also never said that eating foods that are not good for our systems is a good thing.
- If we claim that equality has value, we may only mean that it has good effects.
- To the good wishes already expressed by millions of her other fans, let me add my own.
- Use that torque to good effect and it will amble along in the higher gears, barely sipping diesel.
- 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.
- The second period saw Brigg use the flanks to good effect and in the final quarter they ran away with the game.
- Success, beauty, and power in this world are the result of good acts in a previous life.
- In the second half Windermere used their substitutes to good effect to produce two more goals.
- They will only succeed out here by listening, then applying the skills taught to good effect.
- It's good for my fitness, and hopefully it will stand me in good stead when I get back to the club.
3(opportune, favorable)(day/moment/opportunity) 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
- It took us about six months to develop a good code that we all understood.
- Language is a good reflection of culture, and a dictionary provides a snapshot of the language.
- Buying foreign shares can be a good way to avoid paying stamp duty altogether.
- A good rule of thumb is that if you can lift the rock it is probably too small to be of value.
- Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time.
- There are good arguments for sharing her health data with the social care staff who look after her.
- It is a good month to look around gardens, because June is a time of abundance.
- But anyone who knew the man and his management style had good reason to feel confident.
- This is a good survey of how a few breaking news stories were covered by the main services.
- A good rule of thumb for predicting the Next Big Thing is the length of the queue trying to see them.
- For daytime use take shorts, shirts and a good pair of deck shoes with white soles.
- Google is a good example of how successful you can be if you take the time to do it right.
- Here, he may not always reach the high notes, but he oozes a relaxed confidence, and with good reason.
- When walking in the mountains be sure to wear stout boots with a good grip.
- Thanks, I do have good shoes, from Run and Become, and they do make a huge difference.
- 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.
- History has shown that times of uncertainty have generally been good times to buy shares.
- A good rule of thumb is to smoke food for three to four times the brining time.
- A number of good internet sites contain news on current events as well as background articles.
- September is a good month to do some heavy digging, especially if you have clay soil.
4(advantageous)(investment/position/deal/terms) 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)(plan/advice/suggestion) 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! — (suggestion) ¡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)(exercise/diet/habit) 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)(man/woman) buenotwelve good men and true — doce hombres justos
- All the money raised from the show goes to charities and good causes - mostly in Orkney.
- Finally, everybody thinks that you are a good person by virtue of your job.
- In the case of the conjoined twins we saw two good moral traditions at work.
- He has lost his business, his reputation, his good character, his savings and his career.
- We would like to keep up the good work so please support the collections next weekend.
- This tells all young and old that a bad deed done in the name of a good cause is acceptable.
- It is in the cupboard, and likely to stay there until the next good cause that requires a raffle prize donation.
- Sadly, in a lot of cases, parents are failing to bring up their children with good family and moral values.
- Initially the Bulls had attached themselves to every single good cause in the city.
- You know, the good guy has to wear a white hat and the bad guy has to twist his moustache.
- Shares of the proceeds of next year's Marriott Charity Ball await local good causes.
- It would be great if it were used for a good purpose, like helping people with heart disease and the like.
- It will be shared out among local good causes at the group's presentation day later this year.
- Most refer to her good work and tireless energy but do not even touch on the range or depth of her activities.
- He had, we must suppose, good moral reasons for seeking to pursue that course of action.
- Was this wild display of conspicuous donation prompted by the desire to help the good causes involved?
- As well as helping a good cause buying this CD will give you hours of pleasure.
- Please continue to keep up the good work at the Wiltshire Times to highlight road safety issues.
- The shops have now become a constant source of income, vital to the charity's continued good work.
- This area is full of mostly good, decent people, but people are scared about these shootings.
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)(dog/child) buenobe good — sé bueno
- be a good boy and fetch me my pipe — sé bueno y tráeme la pipa
- Again the converse is true: if good behaviour is ignored or criticised it will not continue.
- She's a good girl, but a little slow at times, and sometimes needs a guiding hand.
- The school will work with others to share expertise and develop good practice.
- Council solicitor John Emms has had to remind councillors of the importance of good behaviour.
- They want to say my friend is a good mother and that her son has the rights most children don't have.
- Every morning it gets harder and harder for me to wake up and go to class like a good little girl.
- The programme will be designed to teach them about good behaviour and neighbourliness.
- It is very important to make sure that good students are welcomed and well regarded.
- This sanction worked better in securing good behaviour than the threat of flogging.
- 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.
- In return, she resolved that she would do her best to be a good, obedient wife.
- A Swindon primary school is needed to help research links between good behaviour and fish oils.
- For its part, the tourist board shares examples of good practice with its commercial members.
- 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.
- Inspectors also praised the good behaviour of the pupils and their enthusiasm for learning.
- There is no charge and all the good boys and girls get a treat after the stories are read.
- This section of the Code sets out basic rules of good practice that all clubs and individuals must observe.
- The year five and six pupils were chosen on their good behaviour merits by teachers at the school.
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.
- If you think that's a good thing, and want to show your support, please go there for a drink.
- But it's easy amid this depressing news to lose sight of some good things going on.
- Because even if the London market is a tad depressed, good deals still sell fast.
- She was given the task of bringing me up and instilling reasonably good values in me.
- Having more work than you know what to do with is actually a pretty good position to be in, points out Mr Houston.
- Gough will be in a good position to judge, as he will be working for Sky Sports during its coverage of the series.
- We started today's game against Kent in a good position although we did lose a few too many wickets after tea.
- I can go out here in Ireland and the people are good enough to come out and see me.
- The support we have received puts us in a good position to secure the financial future of the fayre in years to come.
- Perhaps Edinburgh people are more confident of having good jobs and money in the future.
- 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.
- He made the best of a good position off the last bend to finish fifth, less than two bike lengths behind the winner.
- 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.
- But they are certainly a more welcome sight for traders hoping for a good sales season.
- For a business and investment world starved of good news, this seems almost too good to be true.
- It is pleasing to see he has a good sense of humour in his reply to the Marie Antoinette comment.
- It's so good to welcome Leanne Benjamin back to the Royal Opera House after maternity leave.
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 — casarse bien
- 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
- Merton, confused, answered, I guess what I want is to be a good Catholic.
- A good socialist would not have such aspirations.
- The Theatines wanted to show the local poor population of Rome how good priests should perform.
- As long as you follow the rules of the monastery then they will respect you as a good monk.
- Yet what is said to be good in one religion may not be good in another religion.
13.1(skilled, competent)(doctor/sportsman/singer) 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.
- I have made the elementary mistake of being demonstrably rather good at my job.
- He said it was possible these children would never be good at calculation.
- Teachers are usually quite good at spotting this kind of thing, as they spend every day with their class.
- I've gotten quite good at screaming abuse at the TV screen on the rare occasions he pops up.
- Rev Palmer said she was extremely good at her job as a beauty therapist and was skilled as a masseur and in skin care.
- In my experience most kids are incredibly good at selecting what kind of books they're ready for.
- But like a pair of trusty brown brogues, it served its master well and was good at what it did.
- But according to their coach, they are so good at sports that they do not need to train!
- 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.
- 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.
- The best thing about my quiz is that it genuinely measures how good at magic you are.
- You have to be good at talking to the public and even better at listening.
- It is good at matching people, by expertise but also by philosophy and personality.
- I was never particularly good at anything but I had a lot of drive and ambition.
- She wasn't so good at concentrating, a situation largely attributable to her dyslexia.
- He's been good at everything he's turned his hand to because of his determination and ambition.
- It's always great to get a bargain, but I'm really not good at fighting for things in the sales.
- I also had to keep in mind the possibility that I would be incredibly good at it.
13.2(devoted, committed)(friend/parent/husband/wife) buenoa good Catholic/socialist — un buen católico/socialista
14(valid)(argument/excuse) 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
- I joined the queue about 15 cars behind him, so it took a good twenty minutes to get past.
- God, that boy owes me big time, since I probably had a good amount of homework to do in other subjects.
- The curried prawns were of a good size, but were done in Thai style with the shells left on.
- I listened, and could hear him walk a good twenty paces down a concrete corridor.
- The crowd that assembled at it had a great time and raised a good amount for the Sudan Appeal.
- So, this scientist then spent a good few months examining the genetics of these lambs.
- A good twenty or so Patriots remained standing and, for the most part, uninjured.
- Plus they have plenty of time to revolt as the plans are a good 18 months off being implemented.
- The irony is that I am willing to stand up and say that and take a good amount of criticism for it.
- He let me move in with him and his wife, and he and I spent a good eight months working on my demo.
- I checked my watch as subtly as I could and decided there was a good twenty minutes to go.
- 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 have cooked and presided over a good many family meals myself since those days.
- A club can get a fairly good audience even if it's featuring music in a very limited genre range.
- The fields were a good size, with plenty of familiar names both riding and training.
- The owners had put an extension on the back, so the dining room and kitchen were good sizes.
- He poured clumsily, spilling a good amount of claret as the carriage bumped along.
- It lasted for a good ten seconds and sounded like a motorbike going down the road outside.
- However, used-car buyers should rejoice in the fact that they at least tried for a good few years.
- There were four of them, all a good size, and you could see how they would easily suffice two people sharing.
- The rooms are all of a good size, sensibly laid out and have first class furniture.
- The confit keeps for a good two months in the fridge, and the syrup can then be used in fruit salads.
- It was a good size with a thin crust and was, as you would expect from an Italian restaurant, freshly baked.
- The goal spurred the home side on, and cheered by a good sized crowd they looked the more likely to score.
- The Beast had been busy arguing that it needed a good six months more to mount a proper, lingering defence.
- This weekend is shaping as a very good game and it should be played in front of a good size crowd.
- 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.
- Quarry, meanwhile, has had a good few months to ponder his decision to make this his final season.
- Enough for at least two people, all the chips were of a good size, without being wedge-like.
- Make sure it is pressed well into the sides and leave a good amount hanging over the top edge.
- As he had a good four inches and twenty pounds on both of us, we didn't really have a choice about following.
- The tide was in, and the breakers were a good twenty to thirty feet high when they hit the harbour wall.
- There was a good size patch in the back right hand corner for a vegetable garden.
- Most jobs that will earn you a good amount of money involve a fair bit of training.
- 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 had to spend a good hour or so cleaning out the new contacts, but it was a start.
- I spent a good hour doing a thorough search of my flat, but there was no sign of the damn thing.
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
- Forty one per cent of people admit to being surface cleaners, never doing a good old clean.
- It was way too long for its own good and could have used some good cutting.
- 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.
- Besides, the girl needed to have a good cry, a thorough, good, hard and long cry.
- If conditions are dry enough, lawns will benefit from a good raking to remove thatch and moss.
- Again, reach for the hose and give them a good soaking followed by a generous layer of mulch.
- 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!
- He agreed that some of the trains look shabby even after a good clean because many of them are about forty years old.
- Then he gave himself a good shake, and set to the task of a good clean and groom.
- Users of the men's toilet said it was smelly and needed a new floor and a good steam clean.
17informal(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
- It will give a good clean outline to the pencil, and help to hold the lip colour in place.
- A good sharp sound effect can heighten a surprise and make you jump out of your seat.
- I think punk is the only music that really has a good, solid base under the mainstream.
- The referee had very little to do as both teams played a good clean game.
- We are seeing good solid achievements and more than we could have hoped for two years ago.
- He is a good solid player, a big lad who is quick and understands the game.
- Heat the olive oil and gently cook the onions in a good solid saucepan for five minutes.
- He was good and drunk by midnight, stumbling around the house, talking and laughing with everyone.
- 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.
- I walk to the diner car and get one when I'm good and ready for it.
- Dance in and out, start with a good strong jab and then follow with the power right.
- 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.
- Not good solid rain at all, just the insidious kind that leaches the warmth out of your bones and drags you down.
- This is fed by conventions used in a good many American mainstream films in particular.
- 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.
- Their chances of survival will be greater if they get a good nutritious meal at least once a day.
- There was a also good lively discussion in relation to the enrolment of new members.
- We have a good solid formation and it's going to be hard for them to break our defence down.
- She chose an old white dress she hadn't worn in a good many years, so no one would recognize it.
1.1(moral right)bien masculineto 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 — traerse algo entre manos
- Evil and good are two sides of the same coin, just as death and life, sorrow and joy.
- A world in which this is possible can only be a world in which there is much evil as well as 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.
- Has the world's common good been served?
- She knew from his birth he had within him the power of great good, or of great evil.
- 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.
- In the old days, we used to prefer the wider good over personal convenience.
- That greater good can best be measured in terms of economic indicators and territorial extent.
- Thus the problem of evil is said to be solved by showing that evil actually conduces to greater good.
- However, we can all help to maintain the status quo of good versus evil in the world.
- Total good should outweigh total evil, it should be a last resort and must have the final aim of peace.
- The only limitation on the host state is that its controls be in the interest of the general good.
- The clean contrasts of the Manichean universe are what we respond to: good versus evil.
- It is also in the spirit of mankind to seek the good from the evil and vice-versa.
- It was also a society with much evil alongside much good, and Melanie gives us the evil in full measure.
- I vote for the person who can promote the common good of our society.
1.2(people)+ plural verb the good — los buenos
2.1(benefit)bien masculinefor 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
- We can do much better, and for the good of the service we certainly ought to.
- I assure you that the decision I made was for the good of mankind.
- He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind.
- It is fiscal nonsense not to reap the benefits for the good of their own members.
- The benefits of watching wild animals outweigh any good that might come from killing them.
- It doesn't appear that the mass membership suggested by your article is doing the service much good.
- In your mind's eye, visualize a person you love, one who has done good for you, or for whom you have done good.
- It was seen to put the good of the sport above personal advantage and did so quickly.
2.2(use)is this any good to you? — ¿te sirve esto?
- what's the good of lying? — ¿para qué / de qué sirve mentir?
3.1(merchandise)artículos masculinemercancías femininemercaderías feminine South America(train/wagon) de carga British(depot) de mercancías(depot) de mercaderías South Americamanufactured goods — productos manufacturados masculine
- knitted goods — géneros de punto
- stolen goods — artículos robados
- Instead he is appealing to the better nature of those responsible or anyone who has the goods in their possession now.
- The country has never really exported enough goods to pay the import bills.
- It is this class that innovates and finds cheaper ways to produce goods and services.
- The company now renamed Preston-Duckworth is aiming to stock luxury branded goods.
- It is sheer waste to steal from some to give to others to produce goods and services at high cost.
- Above all, farmers have to achieve a fair price from the market for the top quality goods they produce.
- Also, check your prices when you claim to offer own brand goods at prices that are lower than branded items.
- It contended that the advertising ban had a greater effect on imported goods than on those produced in Sweden.
- It can also provide names of companies which produce goods made by child labour.
- The Whites pleaded guilty to five specimen charges of possessing goods with a false trademark for sale or hire.
- As well as garments, frozen foods and leather goods are major Bangladeshi export items.
- Each colony faced the sea, so that the import and export of goods went through its own ports.
- This is the crowd that is picking up branded goods at malls as well as personal gadgets.
- This is coupled with a desire for the consumption of locally produced goods and services.
- Its shipyards and engineering plants exported their goods across the British Empire.
- In other words a day's wages will be the amount of money sufficient to produce these goods.
- It means lifting the capacity to export, and to produce goods and services of a higher value.
- There have also been reports of people stocking up on tinned goods and dry food like pasta.
- It starts from the very moment when the defendants took possession of the goods.
- The country is importing far more goods and services than it is exporting.
3.2formal (property)bienes masculineall his worldly goods — todas sus posesiones
- goods and chattels — bienes muebles
1a good hard slap — un buen bofetón
- 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 informal
- now you listen to me, and you listen good — ahora escúchame, pero escúchame bien
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