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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "mejor" is an adjective which is often translated as "better". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "mejor" below.
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (improved or superior)
a. better (comparative)
Mi batido es mejor que el tuyo.My milkshake is better than yours.
Este cuadro es mejor que el otro que pintaste.This painting is better than the other one you painted.
b. best (superlative)
¡Es la mejor fiesta del mundo!This is the best party in the world!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (in an improved or superior way)
a. better (comparative)
Me siento mejor que ayer.I feel better than yesterday.
Ella canta mejor que tú.She sings better than you.
b. best (superlative)
Haz lo mejor que puedas.Do the best you can.
3. (preferably)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mejor decírselo, yo creo.I think it would be better to tell them.
Mejor vamos otro día.We'd better go another day.
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