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i entered the question below, i don't know what more you would want

larryritchie--

larryritchie--

in lesson 1.4 bueno is translated well, ( well i don't know) no where in the spanish translation can i find it translated well only good or fine etc. what say you?
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola Larryritchie, Bueno can be used in several ways. Ya me voy. I'm going now. Bueno, ya me voy. Well, I'm going now. It is also used as a pause in a conversation or at the start of a conversation. You've greeted the waitress and made polite chit chat and then you might say: Bueno, me gustaría una cerveza por favor etc. It's also the way people answer the phone in Mexico. I forgot to copy a link for you and I will paste it in another reply. Saludos, Ricardo
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Larryitchie, Aquí está el sitio. http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/bueno Ricardo
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Larry: Try not to get frustrated at this point. Languages are arts, not sciences, and therefore have guidelines rather than rules, and lots more exceptions to the guidelines. When you are first learning (as I assume you are since you are on Lesson 1.4) you run into lots of confusing things. Later on another lesson will explain them further, or your curiosity will compel you to do some independent research, and you will have a eureka moment. Early in my study, I experienced many of these frustrations. I am certain that other have too. I wondered at the time why Amy did not give me a little heads up on these things, but maybe it would be a case of too much information too soon. Or maybe they hope you will find out some things on your own and the hard earned knowledge will be forever cemented in your head. When you find something you don't understand, just post it here. Someone will help you over the hurdle. Best, Dan
Georg--2

Georg--2

Hey, Larry! -bueno, buen, buena, buenos and buenas literally mean good. They are adjectives. -bien literally means well. It is an adverb. But some Spanish expressions use bueno, although you would use well in its equivalent English expression; and some Spanish expressions use bien, although you would use good in its equivalent English expression. Does this make sense to you? I hope it helps. As Dan says: Languages are arts, not sciences! Have a nice day! Georg
Richard-F58

Richard-F58

Every day language spoken is also different to what is read and written. Having learnt "oui" meant "yes"in French , when i went to France, hardly anyone said "oui" ! They tended to say something like "ouea" . Like in Aussie English lots of people say "yeah", "yep " etc rather than "yes".

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