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"Best" is an adjective which is often translated as "mejor", and "greatest" is an adjective which is also often translated as "mejor". Learn more about the difference between "best" and "greatest" below.
best(
behst
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (superlative of "good")
a. mejor
My mom is the best cook in the world.Mi mamá es la mejor cocinera del mundo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (superlative of "well")
a. mejor
I fixed it as best as I could.Lo arreglé lo mejor que pude.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (most superior thing)
a. lo mejor
You deserve the best, and you'll get it.Te mereces lo mejor y lo tendrás.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to win)
a. superar
He was bested by his teammate.Lo superó su compañero de equipo.
b. vencer
You will best your opponent in the competition.Vencerás a tu adversario en la competición.
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greatest
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. mejor
Many consider Beny More to be the greatest singer in Cuba's history.Muchos consideran a Beny Moré como el mejor cantante de la historia de Cuba.
b. más grande
This is the artist's greatest work.Esta es la obra más grande del artista.
c. mayor
This medal is the greatest honor a soldier can receive.Esta medalla es el mayor honor que un soldado puede recibir.
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