There are 4 translations of best in Spanish:

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Pronunciation: /best/

adj

  • (superl ofgood1) mejor he was (the) best él era el mejor this year's carnival will be the best ever el carnaval de este año estará mejor que nunca she gave her best ever performance actuó mejor que nunca the best years of my life los mejores años de mi vida for the best part of an hour durante casi una hora best of all was the windsurfing lo mejor de todo fue el windsurf the best things in life are free [set phrase] los mejores placeres no cuestan dinero may the best man/team win [set phrase] que gane el mejor best before July 29 consumir preferentemente antes del 29 de julio it was the best thing in the long run a la larga fue lo mejor she knows what's best for you ella sabe qué es lo que más te conviene the best thing (to do) is to wait lo mejor es esperar do whatever you think is best, do as you think best haz lo que mejor te parezca she's not very tolerant at the best of times la tolerancia no es precisamente una de sus características
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    • Only a few of the very best pedigree pigs can be kept for breeding.
    • In fact her son Lindsay was Rebecca's very best friend when they were small children.
    • We need to know our children are receiving the very best care from professional educationalists.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 4 translations of best in Spanish:

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adv

  • 1 (superl of well1 well2) mejor which color suits me (the) best? ¿qué color me queda mejor? I like this painting (the) best (of all) este es el cuadro que me gusta más or que más me gusta I mended/did it as best I could lo arreglé/lo hice lo mejor que pude he's best remembered for his poems se lo recuerda sobre todo or más que nada por sus poesías he always knows best [iro] él siempre quiere saber más que los demás I think it's best forgotten mira, más vale olvidarlo their gossip is best ignored a sus habladurías (es) mejor no hacerles ni caso
  • 2had best (ought) we'd best leave that decision to him lo mejor va a ser que dejemos que eso lo decida él I'd best be on my way (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] me tengo que ir see alsobetter1, better2
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    • Religion and politics are apparently the two topics best avoided when engaging in polite conversation.
    • Those who have lived through the crisis are perhaps the best equipped to avoid a repeat of it.
    • Sundays, when even the swings in the children's playgrounds are padlocked, are best avoided.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 4 translations of best in Spanish:

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n

  • 1the best 1.1 (+ sing vb) lo mejor choose ABC hotels when only the best will do si usted exige lo mejor, escoja hoteles ABC he's in the best of health está en excelente estado de salud the best of three sets wins the match quien gana dos sets, gana el partido I don't look my best in the mornings por la mañana no es cuando estoy mejor de aspecto or (AmL tb) cuando me veo mejor she knows how to bring out the best in her students sabe cómo potenciar al máximo la capacidad de sus alumnos he always gets the best out of his employees siempre logra que sus empleados den lo mejor de sí in order to get the best out of the course … para sacar el máximo provecho del curso … to demand the best from sb exigirle* a algn el máximo to do o try one's (level) best hacer* todo lo posible it's not very good, but it's the best I can do no está muy bien pero no lo puedo hacer mejor he gave of his best [formal] dio todo de sí to make the best of sth we'll just have to make the best of what we've got tendremos que arreglarnos con lo que tenemos they had to make the best of a bad job tuvieron que hacer lo que pudieron just make the best of the opportunity saca el máximo provecho or el mejor partido que puedas de la oportunidad they meant it for the best lo hicieron con la mejor intención it all turned out for the best in the end al final todo fue para bien he did it to the best of his ability lo hizo lo mejor que pudo to the best of my recollection, he wasn't there si la memoria no me falla, no estaba so, to the best of your recollection, he wasn't there entonces usted no recuerda haberlo visto allí to the best of my belief/knowledge, he still lives there según tengo entendido/que yo sepa, todavía vive allí
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    • You are expected to look your best at every moment, before, during and after the wedding.
    • You have to look your best on these occasions.
    • It's party time coming up so this is the ideal opportunity to learn how to look your best.
    1.2 (+ pl vb) even the best of us are wrong sometimes todos nos equivocamos he's one of the best [colloquial/familiar] es un tipo genial [familiar/colloquial] she can ski with the best of them [colloquial/familiar] esquía tan bien como el mejor they're (the) best of friends again now están otra vez de lo más amigos
  • 2 2.1at best at best, we'll just manage to cover costs como mucho, podremos cubrir los gastos at best, she's irresponsible lo menos que se puede decir es que es una irresponsable 2.2at/past one's best she's not at her best in the morning la mañana no es su mejor momento del día at his best, his singing rivals that of Caruso en sus mejores momentos puede compararse a Caruso the roses were past their best las rosas ya no estaban en su mejor momento it's British theater at its best es un magnífico exponente de lo mejor del teatro británico
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    • They were fond of each other, and observers of his early work often say that she brought out the best in him.
    • They also brought out the best in communities who battled past the point of exhaustion against the rising waters.
    • He now enjoyed a sustained spell of supremacy which brought out the best in a determined York defence.
  • 3 3.1 (in greetings) to wish sb (all) the best desearle buena suerte a algn all the best! ¡buena suerte!, ¡que te ( or les etc) vaya bien! give them my best dales recuerdos or saludos de mi parte Chris sends his best Chris manda recuerdos or saludos 3.2 [Sport] récord (m) a personal best for Flynn un récord para Flynn, la mejor marca de Flynn
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    • All-in-all there were 13 championship bests at Seville in 1999.
    • Burnside retained the title, clocking a time of 7.50s with Dudgeon two metres down in 2nd place in 7.63s - bettering her own six-year-old best.
    • In the under - 17 race, Lauren Blackie showed remarkable consistency to time 8.17 sec twice, a new best.
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    • My gut reaction was to write Sincerely, but then I re-read an email that was sent from the recruiter to me and she signed it Best.
    • If he signed it "Best, LRH" then that meant he wasn't pleased with you and you were in trouble.
    • I hope you are back from the hospital and doing okay. Best, Andrea.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.