"¡Eres una buena persona, hermana!"

Translation:You are a good person, sister!

January 10, 2013



You go girl! snap

January 10, 2013


That's what I was gonna say!

March 1, 2013


When does one deviate from conventional Spanish adjective placement, which is behind the noun it modifies. Gran and buen are exceptions to the general rule, but buena is normally placed behind nouns unless it is used in expressions like "Buena suerte!"(good luck).

July 27, 2013


No, buena can be located in either place. Before the noun, the adjective is either emphatic or figurative. After the noun it is literally what the words indicate. So in this case it is more correctly “great" or “really good", because it emphasizes that she's better than just a “good person". She's good enough to move the adjective!

July 29, 2014


I believe you place the adjective in front of the noun when you are being subjective about the noun (your opinion about the value or worthiness); after when describing actual physical attributes of the noun. At least that is my understanding at this point.

August 14, 2013


So is "hermana" used colloquially, like it is in English? Would I call other women "sister" or is it strictly literal? I've been known to say, "Nice outfit, sister!" to a complete stranger in English, so I wonder if that translates. Anybody?

May 11, 2014


It depends of people I guess, some young women can use that for close girl friends, hermana, hermanita, mana, even sister or sis (yes, in English).

April 21, 2016


Who calls their sister, "sister"?

Is there a "sis" version of "hermana"?

June 18, 2014


My sister and I sometimes call each other "sister," affectionately. I know other people who do this, too.

July 11, 2014


Thank you for responding. It's interesting to know. I have 5 sisters but we never address each other as "sister" unless we are joking, that's why I was wondering. "Sis" is used rather often, that's also why I wanted to know if there was a shorter version of "hermana" or if it is just used for "sis" too.

July 11, 2014


I wrote "sis' since that's what my daughters call each other (never 'sister' in addressing each other), but it was marked wrong.

September 12, 2016


We sometimes affectionatly call each other "Seester". BTW, my sister is GrusMinion and is learning French.

October 11, 2017


Mana, a shorter slang/colloquialism usual in Mexico.

July 1, 2016


Does that mean that "bro" would translate into "mano"? I've never heard anyone say this, even among the fluent Spanish speakers in my Spanish class.

January 4, 2017


That would be interesting because they would be calling each other "hand"...

April 10, 2017


My cousins and I call each other "primo". But that became popular after watching Arrested Development and it stuck with us until this day.

May 14, 2015


Do you mean "hermano"? Buster calls people that. I can't recall anyone calling someone else "primo", unless it's in the latest season which I don't remember as well.

July 29, 2016


Funny, I've seen so many siblings throughout my life call each other by bro, sis, sister, etc., but I never have. I've always called my three siblings by their given names or by insults.

May 28, 2017


-said no sibling ever

January 23, 2017


You do when you need to borrow a kidney

February 15, 2017



February 15, 2017


Why ''eres'' here instead of ''es'' ?

January 10, 2014


You are speaking to your sister. 'Tu eres' is 'you are'. 'Tu es' is 'you is'.

February 1, 2014


You never use "Tu es." Eres is the form of ser (to be) that is used with tu. Always.

October 2, 2014


But isn't 'Tu eres' the formal address and 'Usted es' the more familiar version. When speaking to your own sister, wouldn't you use Usted? Or do I have that backward?

March 8, 2014


You have it backward.

March 8, 2014


I thought it would be the noun first (persona) then adj (buena)

July 19, 2013


I just saw "un buen jugo de naranja" in the previous question, where the O was dropped from bueno because it was before the noun. Why does it remain "buena" in this case? What's going on?

January 3, 2014


the masculine singular "good" is buen, but feminen is buena. If plueral the masculine is buenos

April 28, 2014


What about buen persona? What's the differences between buen and buenos?

April 5, 2014


"persona" is feminine therefore "buena persona". "buen" drops the "o" when used before masculine singular nouns. "buenos" is used with masculine plural nouns and "buenas" is used with feminine plural nouns. The adjective "bueno" is placed before the noun when used as an opinion and after the noun when descriptive. Some adjectives change meaning when used before or after. For example. Son grandes ciudades. They are great cities. Son ciudades grandes. They are big cities.

April 5, 2014


Thank you. That is very helpful.

August 30, 2014


so how will i say it to my brother? "eres una buena persona" as well?

December 10, 2014



December 10, 2014


Why isn't tu eres used here?

December 25, 2014


Why isn't it mi hermana? Or is sister used in the way meaning not a part of one's actual family?

December 31, 2015


Mi hermana = my sister
The original sentence doesn't say anything about MY sister.

February 9, 2016


No hell

June 16, 2016


I translated this as 'be a good person, sister' and that was wrong. Is the imperative different from eres?

July 6, 2016


Who addresses their sister by their title? Would you not address them by name...?

April 26, 2017


Can someone please clarify why the adjective "buena" is placed before "persona" in this sentence? I understand that adjectives go in front of the noun if they quantify the noun but this is not the case. One user suggested that this is because it is an opinion, but then why in the sentence "Mi esposo es un abogado responsable" does the adjective go after the noun? Isn't "responsible lawyer" a subjective and opinion-based case as well?

June 13, 2017


So I found an article about this. Apparently "bueno" falls into the category of meaning-changing adjectives, where the placement affects the meaning of the word. However, the meaning of "bueno" if it's before the adjective is "simple/good" and if it's after it's "good/gentle/generous". I'm still not really sure I understand! Here's the article http://www.spanishdict.com/guide/adjective-placement

June 13, 2017


I wrote what you see above, but it said that the correct answer was you are a great person sister

June 24, 2017


If you have a sister , turn to her and say this! If she doesn't know Spanish, give her 48 hours to figure it out. If 48 hours have passed and she hasn't figured it out yet, tell her!

October 11, 2017


My microphone must not be activated! I alternate between repeating the Spanish and translating into English. Result: always ERROR! What to do?!

October 24, 2017


I put you are a really good sister and got it wrong

December 9, 2017



December 23, 2017


DL accepted "Sis, you are a good person" :-)

April 20, 2018


I missed a u

April 21, 2018


Omg, am i being friendzoned hy Duo

June 24, 2018
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