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From Old Spanish, from Latin bonus (good).


bueno (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling בואינו‎)

  1. good
    Synonym: dobro (Balkan)
    Antonym: malo

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From Old Spanish, inherited from Latin bonus (good), from Old Latin duenos, later duonus, from Proto-Italic *dwenos, from Proto-Indo-European *dew- (to show favor, revere). Doublet of bonus, a later borrowing.


  • IPA(key): /ˈbweno/ [ˈbwe.no]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eno
  • Syllabification: bue‧no


bueno (feminine buena, masculine plural buenos, feminine plural buenas, comparative mejor, superlative buenísimo or bonísimo or óptimo)

  1. good
    Antonym: malo
    Que tengas una buena noche.
    Have a good night.
    Que tengas un buen viaje.
    Have a good trip.
  2. fine

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  • When used before a masculine noun as part of the noun phrase, the apocopic form buen is used instead of bueno. The term buenos can be used as a greeting with someone familiar or non-formal.

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  1. okay; fine
    Synonyms: vale, de acuerdo, está bien
  2. (used at the start of a phrase) well; a short pause in a sentence
    Bueno, pues, mira.Well, then, look.
  3. (interrogatively, Mexico) Expression used when answering the phone, often with the pronunciation /bweˈno/, rather than /ˈbweno/.
    Synonyms: aló, diga, dígame,

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