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    #1

    He is a nice teacher or a good teacher

    Hello,

    I would be really grateful if you could tell me the difference b/w good and nice in the following context:
    He is a nice teacher or he is a good teacher.(Does that mean he is a kind and polite teacher vs he is good at teaching?)
    He is a nice guy or he is a good guy.(I can't find any difference here.)

    I have highlighted my understanding in parentheses. I am not certain whether I am correct or not.

    Thank you for your help and review.

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    #2

    Re: He is a nice teacher or a good teacher

    A nice teacher could be friendly and kind, but not necessarily very good at teaching. The same is true of the second- a good guy could be reliable and trustworthy, but not particularly friendly or good company.

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    #3

    Re: He is a nice teacher or a good teacher

    Nice means likable. Good means effective.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: He is a nice teacher or a good teacher

    I think a good teacher could be severe rather than nice.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: He is a nice teacher or a good teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u View Post
    He is a nice guy or he is a good guy.(I can't find any difference here.)
    The two terms can be more interchangeable here, unlike the teacher example.
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