Listen to an audio pronunciation
vs
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Quick answer
"Better" is an adjective which is often translated as "mejor", and "nay" is an adverb which is often translated as "no". Learn more about the difference between "better" and "nay" below.
better(
beh
-
der
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in comparisons)
a. mejor
I think the blue cushion is better for your sofa than the yellow.Creo que el almohadón azul es mejor para tu sofá que el amarillo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (in comparisons)
a. mejor
Everybody in the band can sing better than me.Todos en la banda pueden cantar mejor que yo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (superior of two)
a. el mejor
(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).
, la mejor
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She is the better of the two sisters at dancing.Es la mejor de las dos hermanas en baile.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to improve)
a. mejorar
She bettered herself with great effort.Mejoró su posición con un gran esfuerzo.
betters
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (superiors)
a. los superiores
(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).
I was shocked to see him talk to his betters in that way.Me sorprendió verlo hablar así a sus superiores.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
nay
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(negation)
a. no
Willst thou not come to market with us? - Nay, I haven't the time.¿No vendrás al mercado con nosotros? - No, no tengo tiempo.
2. (rather)
a. más áun
'Tis a crime to speak so, nay a sin!Es un crimen hablar así, no, más aún ¡es pecado!
b. mejor dicho
The king's madness has turned him in an animal, nay a monster!La locura del rey le ha convertido en un animal, mejor dicho, ¡un monstruo!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (refusal)
a. el voto en contra
(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).
The nays weren't enough to keep the motion from passing.Los votos en contra no fueron suficientes para impedir que la moción fuera aprobada.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS