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Quiero saber la diferencia entre las palabras good and fine.

Cuando alguien pregunta ¿cómo está usted? probablemente respondo algo como I am good o I am fine en inglés, pero si quiero responder lo mismo en español, los respondería como soy bueno o Estoy bien?.

¿Por qué cambia toda la oración? ¿Por qué no sólo las palabras ?

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    ¡Bienvenido a Spanish Language! Lo que estás preguntando en realidad es por la diferencia entre los verbos "ser" y "estar". Te recomiendo que busques en el sitio ya que hay multitud de preguntas al respecto que te pueden ayudar con tu problema. Si ninguna de ellas resuelve tu duda, prueba a editar la pregunta y hacerla más concreta, para que los demás seamos capaces de ayudarte mejor. – Charlie Feb 22 '17 at 9:17
  • Refer to this: spanish.stackexchange.com/questions/19836/… – fernando.reyes Feb 22 '17 at 23:53
  • "Soy bueno"? A que pregunta contestarías "soy bueno"? – Bruno9779 Feb 23 '17 at 15:14
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    When people these days say "I am good" they usually seem to mean "I am fine" at least in southern British English so perhaps you should clarify what you understand by the terms? – mdewey Feb 24 '17 at 14:11
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In English you only have the verb to be but in Spanish we use two different verbs ser and estar

To fully understand the uses of the verbs ser and estar you should read What are the differences between "ser" and "estar"? When to use each?

Regarding you question... First, the question could be ¿Cómo es usted? or could be ¿Cómo está usted? and those are two different questions.

The first asks about you as a being (permanent state) and the second asks about your current state (that could be temporary or transitory)

To the first question you could answer Yo soy bueno since you are a good person. The question uses the verb "ser" (¿Cómo es usted?) so you answer with the same verb.

To the question ¿Cómo está usted? that uses the verb "estar" you should answer with the same verb Yo estoy bien since at the present time you are good/ok/fine.

The above has to do with the meaning of the sentences and the differences between ser and estar but also notice that the use of fine in English has some differences to the uses of good and ok so I'll give some valid translations (that may confuse you more but anyway...)

I'm good = Estoy bien / Soy bueno
I'm fine = Estoy bien
I'm ok = Estoy bien. He is ok = El es buena gente
He is a fine guy = El es una persona bueno/correcta She's fine = Ella está bien / Ella es bonita

I'll think of more examples and continue writing

  • Thanks @DGaleano very nicely expained but I don't understand why someone has voted down my question? – Ashraf.Shk786 Feb 25 '17 at 6:40
  • Neither do I but perhaps it's because it's so similar to the question about ser/estar. Anyway I thought this question deserved a separate answer and so I did. – DGaleano Feb 25 '17 at 17:29
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Cuando traduces traducir "I am good" estás diciendo que siempre eres bueno, como lo es una característica tuya.

Y con eso, cuando traduces "I am fine" es como te sientes en el momento.

En general, si es permanente (como una característica), usas "ser" ; Cuando no es permanente/es como sientes en el momento, usas "estar" .

(Bueno y Bien) Bueno= good - un adjetivo Bien= well- un adverbio.

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    Oliviaselin.. your answer is partially true but not quite. "I'm good" could be a permanent or transitory state and then can be translated as "Soy bueno" or "Estoy bien" respectively. I'd recomed you to check spanish.stackexchange.com/questions/19836/… for a full understanding on the uses of the verbs "ser/estar" – DGaleano Feb 24 '17 at 19:08

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