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"Migliore" and "il piu buono"

JackK15

JackK15

Do both mean "the best"?
caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi JackK15, 

The term "il migliore" (or la migliore) can be translated as "the best" in all contexts, as in:
lei è la migliore = she is the best
questo computer è il migliore = this computer is the best
questa è la strada migliore = this is the best road

The term "il più buono" can refer to "the best" but this depends on the context. It could be translated as "the kindest" if it refers to a person, "the tastiest" if referred to food and some other slightly different meanings. 

They are therefore not interchangeable.

Hope this helps! :)

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