Difference between "Buen" and "Bueno" in Spanish


- "Bueno" is an adjective. It modifies masculine nouns.

Example 1: It can go after the nouns.

El niño bueno.

(The good boy.)

Example 2: It can go after the verbs.

El niño es bueno.

(The boy is good.)

Example 3: It can go after the adverbs.

El niño es muy bueno.

(The child is very good.)


- "Buen" is the shortened form of "bueno".
- We use "buen" before masculine and singular nouns.

Example 4:

Estuvimos un buen rato esperando por ti.

(We spent a long time waiting for you.)

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