Translation of "better" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈbet.ər/ US  /ˈbet̬.ɚ/

comparative of good; of a higher standard, or more suitable, pleasing or effective than other things or people

He stood near the front to get a better view. 为了看得更清楚他尽量靠前站。
Relations between the two countries have never been better. 两国的关系从来没有像现在这么好过。
It's much better to have a small cosy room than a big cold one. 拥有一间小而暖的房间要比拥有一间大而冷的房间好得多。
The film was better than I expected. 这部电影比我预料的好。
She is much better at tennis than I am. 她网球打得比我好很多。
It is far (= much) better to save some of your money than to spend it all at once. 把钱存起来一些总比一下子花完要好得多。
Fresh vegetables are better for you (= more beneficial to you) than canned ones. 新鲜蔬菜比罐装蔬菜对健康更有益。
The longer you keep this wine, the better it tastes (= It has a better flavour if you keep it for a long time). 这种酒越陈越香。
The bed was hard, but it was better than nothing (= than not having a bed). 床有点硬,可有总比没有好。

If you are or get better after an illness or injury, you are healthy and no longer ill

I hope you get better soon. 希望你早日康复。
get better

to improve

After the cease-fire, the situation in the capital got better. 停火以后,首都的局势有了好转。
She's getting much better at pronouncing English words. 她的英语发音现在好多了。

(Translation of “better adjective” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)