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Translation of "better" - English-Spanish dictionary

better

adjective   /ˈbet·ər/
A1 comparative of good: of a higher quality or more enjoyable than someone or something else mejor He got a better job in the States. Her English is getting better (= improving).
A1 less sick than before, or no longer sick mejor I feel much better. I hope you get better soon.
be better off
richer tener más dinero We’re better off now that we’re both working.
be better off
in a better situation estar mejor Steve’s an idiot – you’d be better off without him.
adverb   /ˈbet·ər/
A2 comparative of well: more, or in a more successful way mejor I’d like to get to know him better. Helen did much better than me in the exam.
you had better do something
A2 used to say what someone should do más vale hacer algo You’d better hurry or you’ll miss the train.
verb   /ˈbet·ər/
to do something better than it has been done before superar He bettered his previous best time for a marathon.
(Definition of better from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

better

adjective /ˈbetə/
good to a greater extent mejor His new car is better than his old one.
stronger in health; recovered (from an illness) mejor, mejorado, recuperado I feel better today She’s better now.
preferable mejor, más vale Better to do it now than later.
better off adjective
richer; happier in some way en mejor situación He’d be better off working as a truck driver You’d be better off without him.
the better part of
most of buena parte de, cerca de, casi He talked for the better part of an hour.
get the better of
to overcome; to win (against) superar; vencer He got the better of his opponent/the argument.
He is better today (not He is more better ). He is much better is correct. You had better come / You’d better come (not You better come).
(Definition of better from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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