There are 2 main translations of well in Spanish

: well1well2


bien, adv.

Pronunciation /wɛl//wɛl/


  • 1

    (to high standard, satisfactorily)
    (write/work/sing) bien
    I can't swim as well as he can no sé nadar tan bien como él
    • he's managing as well as can be expected se las arregla bien dentro de lo que cabe
    • I explained it as well as I could lo expliqué lo mejor que pude
    • to do well
    • you did very well lo hiciste muy bien
    • he's doing very well le van muy bien las cosas
    • she did well in history le fue muy bien en historia
    • I think I did quite well to get 30% creo que no estuve nada mal sacándome el 30%
    • well done! ¡muy bien!
    • to go well salir bien
    • to live well vivir bien
    • The ciabatta, crisp and coated in garlic was an excellent accompaniment and mixed well with the coulee.
    • We think we have modernised quite well in this town and in the county.
    • If Fernando has done well there is praise, if he had been booked or cost Rangers a goal there is criticism and a tantrum.
    • With the Community Hall progressing well, local clubs are planning for the future.
    • I'll say upfront that I really don't function well without regular quality sleep.
    • I have been sleeping well the last few nights and my mood has been pretty good.
    • Ensure you get plenty of sleep, eat well, and take breaks between exam and study periods.
    • Their last album did extraordinarily well, and now people are looking to them to be the future of music.
    • And the fact that things are going so well on the football front has made settling in a lot easier.
    • Lessons are well planned and build well on what pupils have learnt before.
    • Britain is doing quite well at reducing emissions, concedes John Whitelegg of the SEI.
    • I think once people start wearing them around and start blogging about them, they'll sell quite well.
    • Here was a woman who had done her best to raise her family well in difficult circumstances.
    • Once a month they will get the chance to sell shares that are not doing well and buy profitable ones.
    • The first phase has sold well, and profits from this will be realised in the second half.
    • You can't know how well you will perform under stress until you encounter it.
    • We compare quite well with other services in the South West on this issue.
    • Both teams started well then hit a trouble patch, and both are working on next-to-nothing budgets.
    • Why are firms doing quite well when the economy is doing rather badly?
    • What the committee saw in fact was a course which stood up remarkably well to the almost unrelenting rain.
    • Sparky would make an ideal family pet as he responds well to praise and attention and is friendly towards people.
    • Egg, Morgan Stanley and Tesco Personal Finance also fared well, with four stars each.
    • In fact, we hit it off so well that we ended up talking for more than five hours that afternoon.
    • Fortunately, it's worked out well and been a financial success, but did we know that going in?
    • Davies says music is taught well in Orkney and he links that to the fact that almost every child goes to the local high school.
    • Although I'm not very good at musical instruments it worked out quite well.
    • The gaming done, I began my performance of festive music, which seemed to go down quite well.
    • I've always run really well in practice, and I have been fortunate to qualify well.
    • My mash was creamy and tasty, and the leeks complemented the hotpot well.
    • This should be a very tough contest as both teams have performed well during the year.
    • Does the ability to play the keyboard or bat well on a cricket team really matter?
    • Obviously it would have been a disappointment had I not gotten the job, but luckily things worked out well.
    • You can tell when the team has played well or badly by the atmosphere in every pub, club, shop, office and factory.
    • I do not want the outcome of a big game coming down to how well the ref tosses up the ball.
    • Given he stated it did not translate, I think he translated it quite well.
    • The truth is that if companies do well and grow their profits over time, their shares will increase in value.
    • They knew which teams were doing well and which players were on form.
    • Remember that red onions store less well than white, so use them first.
    • He thought that if my baby was born now, at 36 weeks, it would fare quite well.
    • He's got a good all-round game, he volleys well and people don't give him a lot of credit for that.
  • 2

    (dry/know/wash) bien
    I can well understand your concern entiendo perfectamente su preocupación
    • it was well worth the effort realmente valió la pena
    • I'm only too well aware of the danger me doy perfecta cuenta del peligro
    • he knows only too well that … bien sabe / sabe de sobra que …
    • Purée and pass through a fine sieve, combine with the potato purée, mix well and place in a piping bag.
    • Mix well - no dry ingredients should be visible and the mixture should be quite firm.
    • Add some finely ground sweet almonds and mix well to form a smooth, easy to spread paste.
    • Fold together with a wooden spoon until the fish is well mixed through.
    • Mix well and spray thoroughly over both sides of the foliage and onto the offending pest.
    • Mix all the ingredients well before adding only enough water to make the mixture moist.
    • The waste matter would have to be chopped and mixed fairly well in the earth.
    • Most cookbooks get over this difficult stage by saying mix thoroughly and knead well.
    • Wash basmati well to get rid of the extra starch and give it a good stir when you add it to the water.
    • Tim stirred it well, to mix in all the little left behind bits of fried chicken, garlic and breadcrumbs.
    • When the vegetables have softened, add all the peas and stir them well into the vegetable mix.
    • Stir in the pasta, season with salt and pepper, and mix it well with the tomatoes and herbs.
    • Combine mandarins, egg mixture, almonds and baking powder in a large bowl and mix well.
    • Fold in the mayonnaise and sour cream, season to taste and mix gently but well.
    • Gently stir together the first six ingredients with a pinch of salt until well mixed.
    • Stir in the rice and break up any clumps so that all the grains get coated individually and everything mixes up well.
    • Dissolve one cup of washing soda in a litre of hot water and add the soap solution, mixing well.
    • Open the can of milk and pour into the whipped cream; mix well and then fold in the egg whites.
    • The pectin didn't blend well into the liquid, so to get rid of any lumps, I used a hand blender.
    • Warm the rum in a small saucepan and add to the fruit, mix well and let the mixture stand for at least a day but up to three.
  • 3

    • 3.1(considerably)

      I was home well before two llegué a casa bastante antes de las dos
      • until well into the next century hasta bien entrado el siglo que viene
      • The fact that well over a thousand people signed your petition shows it struck a chord with your readers.
      • The text is well illustrated with plans and many photographs of the exterior of the complex.
      • That plan appeared to be well on course until a flurry of wickets shortly after tea had West Indies wobbling.
      • Many of the impacts of human activities are well documented and understood.
      • They worship a great force, an entity, which could probably be well likened to Mother Nature.
      • It was a fabulous gig, and the fans were so revved up by the event that we all must have stayed up well past 11.35 pm.
      • From that moment on I vowed to plan my costume well in advance and put a little thought into it.
      • They had travelled south from York to seek fame and fortune, and seemed well on the way to finding both.
      • I have not been informed and clearly witnesses have to be told well in advance so they can plan around the dates.
      • ‘You're supposed to travel along it,’ said a small boy with a raspy voice that was well out of proportion with his body size.
      • All of these roadworks were planned well before the holding of a referendum was considered and decided upon.
      • We rate our job satisfaction well below those in most other western countries rate theirs.
      • Mr Waters was happy to see that preparations for the arrival of the birds are well in hand.
      • The engine temperature shot up to well over 100 degrees and I had no choice but to bring the car into the pits.
      • With extension plans well underway, work is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
      • He lost his highly-paid job with a Fortune 500 and was unemployed for well over a year.
      • The key to planning a holiday for a large party is to book well in advance to ensure you all fly together and stay in the same hotel.
      • The annual school tour plans are well underway and parents will be notified in due course.
      • I thought given the circumstances it was best to keep you well anesthetized during your ordeal.
      • Plans to extend the fishery are well advanced and it is hoped to commence work in the next few weeks.

    • 3.2(with justification)

      how did he pay for it? — you may well ask! ¿y cómo lo pagó? — ¡muy buena pregunta!
      • she couldn't very well deny it ¿cómo iba a negarlo?

  • 4

    • 4.1(advantageously)

      (marry) bien
      she'd be well advised to see a lawyer sería aconsejable que consultara a un abogado
      • Men controlled the fates of women, whose expected aim in life was to marry well.
      • Olga predicated that it would him and myself who would marry well into St Petersburg society.
      • She had been considered very attractive when she was younger, and had married well at the time.
      • They were a family line who seemed to have specialised in marrying well.

    • 4.2(favorably)

      to speak well of sb hablar bien de algn
      • to think well of sb tener buena opinión de algn


  • 1

    to be well estar bien
    • you look well tienes buena cara / buen aspecto
    • how are you? — I'm very well, thank you ¿cómo estás? — muy bien, gracias
    • he's not a well man no tiene muy buena salud
    • It was 30 years too late but he was still alive and well and hoped to provide for his children.
    • I hope Pauric gets well soon and can keep that Old Fair Day going for many more years.
    • He's still not well but the slower pace of life is getting rid of his stress.
    • He's not a well man, you know, and his most consistently highly-paid gig has just upped and sacked him.
    • We extend the best wishes of everyone to Wendy Bryant and hope that she gets well soon.
    • She is indeed very well, thank you.
    • It has also correctly labelled as disease free most, but not all, of the well people.
    • While everyone hopes she will be found safe and well, the likelihood now is that she may not have survived.
    • The Melbourne show was a month or so before he was given the diagnosis of his cancer, but it was apparent that he wasn't a well man.
    • Of course, Agassi is alive and well and has we hope a good many decades of health and happiness left.
    • Symptoms are often overlooked, as they are mild and commonly experienced by well people.
    • Get well wishes were sent to Mary Foyle who is recovering after her recent illness.
    • I'm very well, thank you.
    • He is not particularly well at the moment.
    • Betty gave him cardboard boxes and cotton wool but always told him that when the bird was well, he would have to let it go.
    • It was very brave of her to come to York as she is not a well lady.
    • To most people, she looks perfectly well, but in fact she came close to death due to her illness.
    • He assumed that his best friend was in a cell very much like this one and hoped that he was well.
    • Dear Husband, I write these few lines hoping to find you well as it leaves us at present.
    • Mason Brown took remedial action, prescribed his own cure and is now completely well.
  • 2

    (pleasing, satisfactory)
    all is not well algo va mal
    • is all well with your family? ¿tu familia? ¿todos bien?
    • We wish St. Declan's well and hope they will retain this flag for many years to come.
    • It's just over a mile in all, and I arrive back wheezing for breath but alive and well.
    • Friends of the Kildare town man wish him well and hope to see him out and about soon.
    • Shruti's performance received a standing ovation from critics, artists and well wishers.
    • To this I wish Cllr Clarke well and hope she will help to carry on the Town Council's good name and work.
    • Fortunately, they were found safe and well in Wigan town centre the following day.
    • Not my business but I do wish you well and I hope you have pleasant experiences in your learnings
    • We wish them all well for May and hope they enjoy the next few months of preparation.
    • Pat is wished well and it is hoped his new venture will prove a great success.
    • It was great to know that this beautiful bird is alive and well again in the area.
    • Coun Francis wished the clerk well and he praised him for putting the council on a firm financial footing.
    • Hope you're all well, though, and that you have a Happy and Prosperous New year.
    • He too wished him well and expressed a hope that he would enjoy and long and healthy retirement.
    • Hope all is well and that my mugshot has not caused too many upturned stomachs out there.
    • I wish Scott and Caroline and Lorna well and I hope they get away with it for ever.
    • I wish them all well and hope to see them all at some of the clubs in the future.
    • We wish him well and let us hope his first game against the Dubs ends in success.
    • If we'd gone home at the end of the meal, all would probably have been well.
    • I hope all's well down there in sunny -, and that you can find some time to write back.
    • All would have been well except Emma decided that she had to have something to eat.
  • 3

    • 3.1formal (desirable, advisable)

      it would be well if … sería conveniente que …
      • But would it not be well to limit grand juries to the investigation of felons, and leave misdemeanors to inferior courts?
      • Only--if we decide to buy, it would be well to be moved in and settled before winter.

    • 3.2

      as well
      • it would be as well to keep this quiet mejor no decir nada de esto


  • 1

    • 1.1(introducing topic, sentence)

      well, shall we get started? bueno / bien ¿empezamos?
      • well now / then, what's the problem? a ver ¿qué es lo que pasa?

    • 1.2(continuing)

      well, as I was saying … bien / bueno, como iba diciendo …

    • 1.3(expressing hesitation)

      well, I'll have to think about it pues no sé, tendré que pensarlo
      • he's a bit, well, you know, stupid es un poco … bueno tú ya sabes, tonto
      • do you like it? — well … ¿te gusta? — este …

  • 2

    • 2.1(expressing surprise)

      well, well, well! look who's here! ¡vaya, vaya! / ¡anda! ¡mira quién está aquí!
      • well, I never or (British also) never did! (dated) ¡qué increíble!
      • well, I'll be! ¡mira tú!

    • 2.2(expressing indignation)

      well! if that's how you feel … ! bueno, si eso es lo que piensas …
      • well! he can talk! ¡mira quién para hablar!

    • 2.3(dismissively)


    • 2.4(expressing resignation)

      (oh) well, that's the way it goes bueno … ¡qué se le va a hacer!
      • (oh) well, you can always try again bueno, hombre, se puede volver a intentar

  • 3

    • 3.1(expressing expectation)

      well? I'm listening bien, tú dirás
      • well? who won? bueno ¿y quién ganó?

    • 3.2(expressing skepticism)

      (yes,) well, that remains to be seen (sí,) bueno, eso está por verse

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (water) manar
    (water) brotar
    the tears welled to her eyes se le llenaron los ojos de lágrimas
    • The oil is thought to have welled up from a small boat which sank on Monday after heavy rain caused the water level to rise.
    • As he thought the name, a single tear welled up and rolled down the Ursine's brown muzzle.
    • More oil and air welled up, and it was clear from other debris that the submarine was finished.
    • The pressure within the crust hadn't increased, as would be expected when molten rock wells up from below.
    • The new cut on her hand glinted in the light, as the beads of blood welled up to the surface.
    • Now we left Mankind behind and raced back to a time when the earth cracked open and molten lava welled out, at the end of the distant Mesozoic Age.
    • Then, abandoning her pride, she let the tears that had welled up, flow freely.
    • She laughed softly until tears welled in her eyes and spilled down her cheeks.
    • Tears welled up in his eyes, and Javan let them stream down his cheeks.
    • Blood welled upon around the angry wound and spilled over the skin's jagged edges.
    • We're both quiet again, but I can feel angry tears welling up and starting to spill down my cheeks.
    • Her vision blurred slightly with a sudden flow of tears that welled up in her eyes and she blinked them away.
    • It provides strong evidence for the main mechanism of continental drift - that is, spreading of the sea floor as new material wells up from the mantle.
    • She just wanted to get out of there and she could feel the tears welling up in her eyes, threatening to spill over onto her cheeks.
    • It felt weird because when I bid Dad goodbye, I would usually have a sting in the bridge of my nose and tears would start welling up in my eyes.
    • His eyes welled with tears as they rushed down his cheeks like waterfall.
    • Tears welled up in Mother's eyes, and I saw for the first time, her as a person.
    • Blood welled from the cut and dripped onto the front of her healer's robe.
    • The researchers think the water welled up from beneath the planet's surface about five million years ago.
    • Morning loomed through the cloud of condensation that welled up out of Dan's sleeping bag, a breathing cave if ever there was one.

There are 2 main translations of well in Spanish

: well1well2


pozo, n.


  • 1

    • 1.1(for water)

      pozo masculine
      aljibe masculine
      • Most drinking water comes from municipal reservoirs, but people in isolated areas get their drinking water from wells.
      • Considerations are now in progress to allocate a budget to drill 401 bore water wells for consumers and farmers.
      • The water system has meant improved health among residents, who now need to spend less time carrying water from wells distant from their homes.
      • A geothermal heating system harvests local energy from the site by drawing water from forty wells extending four-hundred feet below ground level.
      • New water wells and treatment facilities are in the progress of being constructed in addition to new delivery pipes being installed.
      • The residents said they depended on rain water or untreated water from wells and were sometimes forced to walk long distances in search of the commodity.
      • To ensure a reliable water supply for their garden and the house he sank two wells.
      • The water available in villages is drawn from wells sunk in tanks and lakes.
      • Although present in air, helium is commercially obtained from natural gas wells where it occurs in concentrations of between one and seven percent of the natural gas.
      • In India, more farmers now provide their own water via wells and pumps than rely on the government's irrigation system, which is based on a network of canals.
      • Water flooding involves drilling water injection wells in a reservoir and pumping water into the field to push the oil towards the oil producing well bores.
      • Water companies have hundreds of different sources from rivers and reservoirs to ground water supplies and wells.
      • Results also show that 90 percent of those who participated in the study use their wells for drinking water.
      • One of the major advantages of a rig this size is that it can drill large diameter water wells, up to 500 mm to depths of 500 metres.
      • Different concentrations of ground water nitrate were obtained by drilling irrigation wells into two aquifers.
      • On the arid plains of northern China, the depletion of shallow reservoirs has forced people to sink wells into aquifers more than 1 km below the surface.
      • Water from the wells is piped up to ground level where exchangers heat and cool it as needed.
      • Even today, across many remote areas of the United States, wind-powered pumps draw water from wells to fill livestock watering troughs.
      • Water for human consumption was traditionally obtained from wells, ponds, or rivers.
      • Today, industrial energy moves water from wells beneath the earth, from river channels and over hills.

    • 1.2(for oil, gas)

      pozo masculine

  • 2

    • 2.1(for stairs)

      caja de la escalera feminine
      hueco de la escalera masculine
      • White skylight wells - set above exposed rafters - bounce and diffuse sunlight into the room below, reinforcing the open, airy feeling.
      • It took four years and over £1m to build the Midland, its six storeys arranged in a figure of eight around two wells, allowing as much natural light to the interior as possible.
      • Hundreds of builders work like ants to construct walls, foundations, stairs, lift wells.
      • A video taken on April 8, 2000 shows leaking in the window wells on the north face.
      • It is pulled inside and set in place before the front center console, lighted front door step wells and rear ‘kick guards’ are installed.
      • Skylights threw wells of illumination down through the still air into the hall, spotlighting the black and white tiled floor.
      • The city provided sandbags and sand at its public works yard, he said, noting most people trying to prevent water from coming in through basement window wells needed relatively few sandbags.
      • During the night a shell had fallen into the well of the building in which she and her husband had their flat.
      • Using tinted glazing and deep, light-diffusing wells can help to compensate for this shortcoming, though neither is really a remedy.
      • Inspect and clean gutters, leaders, window wells and drains of all leaves and debris and make sure gutters are firmly secure to the house.
      • Window wells and stairwells can present problems.
      • You can apply insecticide around doors, windows, and vents, outside stairwells, window wells, along foundation, under lip of siding.
      • She places the pots in her home's window wells and covers them with leaves.
      • A train of skylights with tangerine wells sprays color into an otherwise routine hallway.

    • 2.2British (for ventilation)

      patio masculine
      patio de luces masculine
      patio de luz masculine
      pozo de aire masculine

    • 2.3(in UK lawcourt)

      • Other copies of which are available in the well of the court for any member of the public who wishes to read it.
      • To summarize, spoken language interpreters are stationed in the well of the courtroom only when there is a NES witness involved.
      • Also, only members of the bar are to be seated inside the rail and in the well of the Court.

      área donde se sientan los abogados

  • 3

    to wish sb well desearle suerte a algn