From what I have heard "es bien" could replace "it's ok" in Spanish. Is this right, or is there another word or phrase used as an "ok" after someone tells another person something

Manuel, quiero ir a la playa.


Would that make sense?

  • There is a video I've watched many times, which was translated into Spanish, and I watch it with the subtitles, and when the English is "Okay" sometimes the Spanish is "Okey" (pronounced the same, spelled differently). Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 20:09

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es bien doesn't actually replace OK, the one which does this is está bien.

OK could be translated in many ways, these are perfectly idiomatic for any circumstance:

De acuerdo.
Está bien.
Ningún problema.
Me parece.
OK (worldwide used)

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    ¡El español tiene tantas opciones! Vamos, dale, vale, como no, venga, conformo … … … Commented Apr 16, 2016 at 5:21
  • In Spanish you can also use the work "ok", but usually the most common and informal translation,in Spain, is "vale" Commented Apr 16, 2016 at 7:10
  • In Chile the most common and transversal is "ya". Of course we say also "okey" and its derivatives "oca" (casual and frequent) and "ocalecuá" (obsolete). Hardly we used "vale", but is becoming more common.
    – Rodrigo
    Commented Apr 16, 2016 at 12:58
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    And don't forget "ok"
    – Flimzy
    Commented Apr 16, 2016 at 14:38
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    And Arnold says: "No Problemo" Commented Apr 17, 2016 at 15:24

Ok is not a word in Spanish. However, there are many different ways to substitute ok, but here are the most simple ways to say ok.

  • Esta bien [it's okay]
  • Estas/ esta bien? [are you okay]
  • Si [yes] Use si when you are answering a question. For example ,"Quieres ir al parque?" You would answer [normally] with," Si. Quiero ir al parque." Not with ok like in English.
  • Bien

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