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Grammar detail: うまい and うまく

うまい and うまく - delicious / going well
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is a useful adjective which can be used in many situations to mean something positive.
With food, it means 'delicious' — a level up from :
なっとう
納豆
くさい
うま
美味

Although natto smells awful, it is delicious.
With activities, it means skillful:
ちち
くるま
うんてん
運転
とてもうまい
My father drives very well.
Very commonly it is combined with いく (go) to make meaning 'go well' or 'be doing well':
かぞく
家族
みなさんうまくいっています
How's it going with your family?
Most forms are typically written with kana only. However, when describing food, it is not uncommon to see 美味い (combining the kanji for 'beautiful' and 'flavor'). When referring to skills, the form 上手い is often used - note that alone is the standard way of writing じょうず (good at something). When in the compound phrase うまくいく, various kanji forms exist, including 旨く行く.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ビ   うつくしい beautiful   
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ミ   あじ taste   あじわう to taste   
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ジョウ   ショウ   うえ above   うわ- above   あげる to raise   あがる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up   
シュ   hand   て    た-    
シ   むね content; purport   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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ノウ   ナッ   ナ   ナン   トウ payment, settlement   おさめる to supply   おさまる to be installed   
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トウ   ズ   まめ bean   
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フ   ちち father   
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シャ   くるま car   
ウン   carry; luck   はこ to carry   
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テン   ころがる to roll (intr.)   ころがす to roll (tr.)   ころげる to roll about   ころ to fall over   
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カ   ケ   house   いえ    や    
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ゾク    tribe   
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