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"Best" is an adjective which is often translated as "mejor", and "poor" is an adjective which is often translated as "pobre". Learn more about the difference between "best" and "poor" 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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poor(
poor
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not rich)
a. pobre
She grew up in a poor family in Alabama.Se crió en Alabama en el seno de una familia pobre.
2. (unfortunate)
a. pobre
The poor girl had to walk for several hours in the snow.La pobre niña tuvo que andar varias horas en la nieve.
3. (deficient)
a. pobre
It's difficult to grow things here because the soil is poor.Es difícil cultivar la tierra en esta zona porque el suelo es pobre.
b. malo
The company has a reputation for poor customer service.La empresa es conocida por su servicio al cliente malo.
c. escaso
You shouldn't read in poor light as it strains your eyes.No deberías leer con escasa luz porque se te cansarán los ojos.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (poor people)
a. los pobres
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They have money for wars, but can’t find money to feed the poor.Hay dinero para las guerras, pero no pueden dar de comer a los pobres.
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