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Es geht mir gut VS Ich bin mir gut

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by Victor Komalov, May 7, 2013.

  1. Victor Komalov New Member

    English - New Zealand
    Hi, I was listening to some audio tapes and I noticed that when referring to "I am", the instructor would say "Ich bin" but when saying "I am fine" He'd say "Es geht mir gut". Now given this I thought "Ich bin mir gut" would work as well, but i'm not sure. Could I get some clarification please?
     
  2. Hutschi

    Hutschi Senior Member

    Dresden, Universum
    German, Germany
    Both are very different.

    Es geht mir gut. = I'm well. - very common, used often even if you are not well. "Wie geht es dir?" "Es geht mir gut."

    Ich bin mir gut. = "Ich bin mit mir im Reinen, ich bin gut zu mir." This sentence is seldom. "I am good to me."

    The sentences are not exchangeable.
     

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