Alan described very well how you can have ‘être’ + mieux / meilleur.
Remember: bon → meilleur bien → mieux
Ce gâteau est bon (meaning ‘délicieux’) = this cake is good
mais ton gâteau est meilleur = but your cake is better
Cette maison est bien (meaning ‘de bonne qualité’) = this house is good
oui, elle est mieux que l’autre = yes it is better than the other one
I hope this is helpful.
When the verb is être, you can use either mieux or meilleur, so the choice depends on the following guidelines in the lesson:
When to use bon/bonne (adjective) and therefore meilleur
1. qualifying something as good/better/the best for a usage, or good/better/the best in taste (food)
2. qualifying someone as a good/better/the best person or good/better/the best at something
When to use bien (adverb) and therefore mieux
1. making a general statement with être about something or someone being fine/OK/better/the best
These guidelines are not very clear, and I expect sometimes mieux and meilleur will both be possible.
Not helpful at all - bien - meilleur?
The typo in my answer has been corrected. I hope it makes my answer clearer now.
Bonne journée ! ;-)
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