Translation of better in Spanish:
- 1→ good 1.1(quality/doctor/method/price)his tennis is better nowhe's better at playing the guitar than at singingahora juega mejor al tenisfruit's much better for you than candytoca la guitarra mejor de lo que cantaI've got an even better ideala fruta es mucho más sana que los caramelosthings couldn't be bettertengo una idea aún mejorI'll just take these shoes off … ah, that's bettertodo va de maravillawhat do you think of the wine? — I've tasted betterme voy a quitar los zapatos … ¡uf … qué alivio!to get better her playing gets better and better¿qué te parece el vino? — los he probado mejoresthe bigger/quicker the bettercada vez toca mejorthe less said about it the bettercuanto más grande/rápido mejorthe garden looks all the better for the raincuanto menos se hable del tema mejorif they can both come, so much the betterla lluvia le ha venido bien al jardínI feel none the better for knowing that she has failed as wellsi pueden venir los dos, mucho or tanto mejorshe's little better than a thiefno es ningún consuelo saber que ella tampoco lo ha logradoshe's no better than a thiefes poco menos que una ladronahave you got nothing better to do than … ?es una ladrona, ni más ni menoshe's moved on to better things since then¿no tienes nada mejor que hacer que … ?to be better than one's worddesde entonces se ha superado muchoto go one betterI can go one better: I'll give you interest-free creditcumplir con creces lo prometidonot content with that, she decided to go one betteryo puedo hacerle una oferta aún mejor: le doy crédito sin interéshe always has to go one better than everyone elseno satisfecha con eso, decidió ir aún más lejos1.2 (more suitable, desirable)siempre tiene que ser más que nadie(suggestion/plan/date)it would be better to go by planethe matter is better forgottensería mucho mejor ir en aviónlo mejor será olvidar el asunto
- 1→ well1 she swims better than I do o than mewe get on better than we used tonada mejor que yoyou can have it for five dollars: I can't do better than that, can I?nos llevamos mejor que antesI can see better from herete lo dejo en cinco libras; más no me puedes pedir ¿no?we'd've done better to waitdesde aquí veo mejorthey did better out of the deal than they admithubiera sido mejor esperarno one was better liked than he wassalieron mejor parados con el acuerdo de lo que pretendenhe thinks he knows betternadie era tan querido como élat the last moment he thought better of it and …(se) cree que sabe mása último momento cambió de idea or lo pensó mejor y …Example sentences
- Won't all of it be money that could be better spent fixing schools and hospitals instead?
- They say the money and time would be better spent trying to change sexual behaviour.
- Young believes profits are better spent finding and targeting new niches.
- 2had better (ought)hadn't you better phone them?I'd better leave before it gets dark¿no deberías llamarlos?well, I'd better be off you'd better do exactly as I sayva a ser mejor que me vaya antes de que oscurezcayou'd better not complain!más te vale hacer exactamente lo que yo te digayou'd better believe it! [colloquial]¡más te vale no quejarte!sí señor
- 3 (more)(American English)it cost me better than $100 to repairme costó más de 100 dólares arreglarloExample sentences
- Cue Andrew, whose style of bowling suited the conditions far better.
- As the rain fell Carrickmore seemingly were able to cope with the adverse conditions better.
- Hopefully, the world will be better able to live with itself in peace.
- 1 1.1 (superior of two) See examples: the betterhe is the better of the two brothers at swimmingel mejorfor the betterde los dos hermanos es el que mejor nadahe's changed — and for the better!para bienpara mejorthings took a turn for the betterha cambiado — ¡y para bien!to get the better of somebody/somethinglas cosas dieron un giro positivomy curiosity got the better of meganarle la batalla a alguien/algo1.2la curiosidad fue más fuerte que yo or pudo más que yoalso: betters plural(superiors)his elders and betterssuperiores (masculine plural)sus mayoresExample sentences
- They are respected members of the community and for his family to see him ignoring and jeering his elders and betters is very disappointing.
- It is important to keep a sense of proportion about these things and, it seems to me, there are times when our elders and betters lose the run of themselves.
- Even the Parrot aimed to inculcate the habits of godliness and good behaviour, consideration for others, respect for ones elders and betters.
- The world has been actively and consciously changed for the better in the past.
- Education brings about dialogue and hence the society could be changed for the better.
- I have high hopes that he will be able to change the way we look at sports, for the better.
- 1.1(improve) (conditions/lot)(chances)to better oneself(financially)(culturally, educationally)1.2superarseExample sentences
- The 22-year-old then bettered her three previous performances at the French Open by beating the 10th seed en-route to the third round.
- The apparent ease at which he was scoring suggested he would have gone beyond the 300 barrier, but he was content with bettering his previous test-best score by exactly 100.
- He was unlucky not to receive an Oscar nomination for his touching and subtle performance, which betters any of his previous work.
- When workers do make meaningful advances against their local employers by modestly improving their wages or bettering their working conditions, the subcontracts are not as lucrative for the local elites.
- Exploiting the public is not leading it; satisfying its passions or sanctioning its ideas is not bettering them; and we understand… the heart of the people and their ideas.
- Eckstein worked all offseason to improve his range by bettering his footwork and getting good jumps on the ball.
- The high street is getting better at delivering good, fashionable styles and is great for an instant trend hit.
- Get someone else to do it preferably someone who is better at it than you are.
- Now does that mean we all can't be a little better at what we do or be a little more responsible?
- My message is that hostility can be turned to our advantage if we're better, smarter, wiser at the end of the season.
- Both the winner and the runner-up will be seen to better advantage over a longer trip.
- The runner up came from a long way back and should be seen to better advantage over an extended trip.
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