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"Better" is an adjective which is often translated as "mejor", and "younger" is an adjective which is often translated as "menor". Learn more about the difference between "better" and "younger" below.
better(
beh
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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.
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younger(
yuhng
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guhr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (comparative)
a. menor
My younger brother just graduated from college.Mi hermano menor acaba de graduarse de la universidad.
b. más joven
Ana Maria was two years younger than her boyfriend.Ana María era dos años más joven que su novio.
c. más chico
Daniel is younger than the other students in his grade.Daniel es más chico que los demás alumnos de su curso.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (comparative)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ian acts younger than he is because his parents spoil him.Ian se comporta como un niño más chiquito de lo que es porque sus padres lo miman.
Marieta is sometimes mistaken for her daughter over the phone because she sounds younger than she actually is.A veces confunden a Marieta con su hija en el teléfono porque suena más joven de lo que realmente es.
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