"Dad, this rice is very good."
Translation:Papá, este arroz es muy bueno.
Yeah, you can't transalate literaly. Bien and bueno/a both mean good/ok/well. But even being native i can't tell when to use one or the other hahah. But when you say 'el arroz está bien', it is 'the rice is good' but if you put bien instead, it sounds like it wasn't what you expected.
I was taught to use ser when talking about a type of food in general and estar when referring to what is actually on the plate in front of you. So "el arroz es muy bueno" would mean "rice (in general) is very good. And "el arroz está muy bueno" would mean "this rice is very good."
You guys are confusing esta and está. To point out, the boy said "este arroz.. " meaning this rice.
In reference to the confusion between esta and está. Esta(without the accent) means "this" and is used with feminine nouns(Este is used with masculine nouns). Está(with the accent) is the third person singular form of the verb estar, which means to be. Here is an example sentence:
Mi madre está contento.
My mother is happy. However, when she discovers that I did not do my chores, she may not be happy later. Está is used with things that will change.
Lo correcto es: Papá este arroz está muy bueno. ES se usa para cosas que duran mucho tiempo como el ES hombre, es rico, es inteligente; la ciudad es grande. Mientras que ESTÁ se usa para cosas que tienen poca duración de tiempo: la comida esta buena, está rica, el nino esta dormido, etc
Wait wait wait ... I've had this sentence before, many times, and in fact just a few minutes before this round (written in Spanish amd translated to English), and it's never said no because I didn't use "sabrosa." Yes, that's a more fitting word, but I've never even been introduced to it, and the sentence says "good" and not "tasty" anyway
The Barbara Bregstein McGraw Hill Educationb textbook says ester should be used for opinions as to taste or appearance, and it gives these five examples of correct uses of ester: (1) La comida está buena. (2) El pescado está delicioso. (3) La sopa está sabrosa. (4) Ella está hermosa hoy. (5) Él está guapo.