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"The students are fine."

Translation:Las estudiantes están bien.

4 years ago



Why is it not 'Los estudiantes son bien" ?

4 years ago


'Fine' is normally expressed with estar in Spanish, Como estas? Estoy bien. Few of us are always fine, all the time -- Spanish considers it a changing condition.

4 years ago


I was reading this interesting discussion and you explained quite easily. However you should note that there is a very big difference between ¿cómo estás? and ¿como estas?. The first one is what you really meant (how are you?) while the second one means "like these?". The accents in Spanish exist for some very good reasons and its misuse can lead to confusion!

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I read "como estas" to mean "I eat these" so yes, accents are important.

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How are you able to tell which "Como/Cómo" someone is using when in verbal conversation? Would you have to rely solely on context? Or is the pronounced accent easily caught?

4 years ago


It depends on the context and mostly, I think, in the tone of your voice. It sounds a bit different depending on what you mean. Try saying these phrases, the tone should be a bit different in every phrase ¿Cómo estás? --> How are you? // Cómo estás --> How you are ¿Como estas? --> Like these? // Como estas --> Like these ¿Como estas? --> Do I eat these? // Como estas --> I eat these ¿Como estás? --> As you are? // Como estás -- As you are

I'm not sure about the last translation, but there's the idea :)

4 years ago


Spanish has two words for the English "to be". This is one of the most confusing parts of Spanish for English speakers to learn. But to keep things simple, "estar" is usually more temporary and "ser" is more permanent.

Los estudiantes están bien, or the students are fine is termporary because other times in future or past the students might not be fine.

4 years ago


Usually I'm pretty good at coming up with learning devices but I'm still struggling with ser and estar -- even with "for how you feel and where you are, always use the word estar." Next I will try "soy, like the soil, is permanent."

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Ty for this great explaination

3 months ago


I'm assuming bien doesn't have a plural form?

4 years ago


How do you know when to use bueno and bien?

4 years ago


is there a reason I can't say "bonitos" for "fine"?

4 years ago


Because that means they are pretty.

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I wrote "Los estudiantes son buenos," thinking that a teacher was describing the aptitude or behavior of their students. Would that use make sense?

3 years ago


I wrote the exact same. It told me I should have used the singular of student with the plural article: "Los estudiante son buenos". Does that make any sense???

11 months ago


It is NOT "Las" it is "Los"!!!

3 years ago


I've always been told bien and bueno are "good" which I don't equate to "fine".

1 year ago


buenos is good, not fine

8 months ago


Why estan and not son?

2 months ago