Buen vs bien   By Ron Slone

Basic Spanish Grammar Buen vs Bien
Overview

The adjective bueno (good) can be used in many forms: buen, bueno, buenos, buena, buenas. Since it is an adjective, its form depends upon the gender and number of the noun it describes.

buen, bueno(a), buenos(as)

El alcohol es un buen desinfectante.
Alcohol is a good desinfectant.

El profesor de Lectura es muy bueno y paciente.
The Reading Teacher is very nice and patient.

Usted tiene muy buena visión.
You have very good eye sight.

Hay que reconocer que la res argentina tiene buena fama.
You have to recognize that Argentinian beef has good name.

Las hamburguesas son muy buenas.
The burgers are very good.

Tendrás éxito si tienes buenas notas.
You will succeed if you have good grades.

The adverb bien (well) is not affected by gender and number.

Debes jugar bien. Juega bien.
You should play well. Play well.

Pedro baila tan bien como su hermano.
Pedro dances as well as his brother.

¿Siente usted que no puede oir bien?
Do you think you cannot hear well?


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