Three little words…such big confusion!There comes a time in life when suddenly things become clear, a time that defines a before and an after in a person’s life.

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In this case, the person is you (a Spanish learner) and the thing is the difference between bien, buen, and bueno.You better be prepared to be surprised!

Bien vs. Bueno Similarities


Spanish learners (perhaps you) almost always guess wrong. Don’t beat yourself up, these words are not only similar in spelling but also in meaning.However, there are similarities and there are contrasting differences as well.By the end of this article you will have learned how to set them apart and use bien, buen, and bueno in a plethora of everyday contexts.



No estoy bien. => I am not well.Q2: How is your vision?No veo bien, necesito anteojos. => I can’t see very well, I need glasses.
Bueno/a, the adjective...An adjective is a word that modifies nouns. This means it will have to match the noun in number and genre.Now that we have established the main difference between bien and bueno/a, let’s look at each one individually (and we’ll get to buen -don’t worry- I haven’t forgotten).
El artículo es bueno. => This article is good.Los perros del vecino son buenos. => The neighbor"s dogs are good.

Bien is probably one of the first words that pops into your mind when it comes to the Spanish language.
A: ¿Cómo estás? => B: Bien.

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In this case bien means “well,” but in other cases it can mean other things.Remember, bien is an adverb, so it can modify a verb, another adverb, an adjective or a phrase but it can also hold its own ground.Let’s look at common uses of the word bien.