bien vs bueno

Don--64

Don--64

Can anyone give me a hint on when to use bien and when to use bueno. I can't figure out if they are the interchangeable or not. Muchas gracias.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Bien means well, as in muy bien...very well. Bueno means good, as is va a ser muy bueno...it is going to be very good. So using bien and bueno the way that we use well and good in English would probably be a good guide. However, just like in English, I think the words might be interchangeable. For example, in lesson 5.1 is the following: Todo bien, ¿y tú? All good, and you?
Don--64

Don--64

Hola Dan, Bueno! Gracias por tu' ayuda.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Don: De Nada. ¡Espero que mi respuesta está correcto! Saludos, Dan
Don--64

Don--64

I just noticed that bien is an adverb and bueno is an adjective. I guess that should make a difference in their usage too:) How do you get the Spanish key board when typing in this window?
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Don: If you use a Mac you can go to System Preferences>Language & Text>Input Sources, then uncheck the keyboard (US or US Extended typically,) then check US International - PC. Then you can type accents by first pressing the ' key, immediately followed by the vowel. The ñ is typed by holding down the option key, pressing n, releasing option and pressing n again. Type ¿ by holding down option, shift, ? key. Get ¡ by holding down option and pressing the 1 key. I think there is a similar way on PCs but I don't know how to do it.
Ronald-M12

Ronald-M12

¡Hola! Me llamo Ronald. To Don64: I have had a similar issue when wanting to use Spanish characters using an non-Spanish keyboard. One way I was able to use Spanish characters was to save the characters (á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ, ¿, ¡) to a text file and then copy and paste them to the document when I need to use them. Gracias, Ronald
Don--64

Don--64

¡Hola! Ronald. Es consejo bueno. Gracias.

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