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Pronunciation: /ˈbetə(r)/

Translation of better in German:


  • besser better and better immer besser be much better (recovered) sich viel besser fühlen get better (recover) besser werden the better part of sth der größte Teil einer Sache (Gen.)


  • besser better ˈoff (financially) [finanziell] besser gestellt be better off than sb besser als jmd. dran sein [ugs.] be better off without sb/sth ohne jmdn./etw. besser dran sein I'd better be off now ich gehe jetzt besser


  • get the better of sb/sth jmdn./etw. unterkriegen [ugs.] a change for the better eine vorteilhafte Veränderung

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