Passt (it fits / it matches)?
When doing my lessons tonight, I had a few instances where “passt” meant “fits” and a few random ones where it said it meant “matches.”
Every time I look up “passen,” it translates to “to fit!”
Both are right depending on the context. Just imagine yourself in a store where you try on a shirt. Looking at the mirror you can say: "Das passt gut". Then you actually make clear that the shirt has the right size and in English you would have said: "That fits". However, if you want to say that the colours match with your other clothes you would say: "It matches.... ". In German you could say: Es (Das) passt.
"Das passt mir gut" can also be said when you try to get an appointment and you like the suggested time.
A: Kannst du um fünf hier sein? (Can you be here at five?)
B: Ja, das passt mir gut. (Yes, that is fine with me)
Hi indymcfly, please have a look at this site, which shows you some examples for "passen":