I'm hearing "besseren" every time. Obviously that's wrong. Really hard because although I understand the attributive adjective declension pretty well. I still forget if words like team are singular or plural.
It's the same as English: the team wins , the family goes on a trip. not 'win' or 'go'
yes, but no one says "the better team" in english, it's better beyond another team, or it's the best team... maybe some translations can't never be literal
what do you mean? you can say "the team is better", but not "the better team" but "the best team", or "team A is better than team B", but never just "the better team" isn't it?
Of course, in English you say "the better team" There is no problem with this, it is not rare and is grammatically correct.
The investors are looking for the better team to support as the previous one has failed their expectations.
"the" in English can be used widely, and here you can use as an emphasis on that particular new team. Not just "a better team" or "the best team"
Better is correct in English when comparing only two items, best is used for the superlative - the best of more than two items. Good, better, best. English speakers incorrectly say something is the best of two items, but languages evolve and maybe someday we'll all have dropped the comparative out of laziness.
17learner: My team lost last Sunday. Why? Because "they have the better team." Every Head Coach, or Manager of a baseball team would say that if they're willing to admit to it. So it sounds normal to me.
It does not sound natural, but looks like it is used for the sake of giving an example. "a better team" would be more suitable in your case.
When we refer to two things/people "the better'' is means "the best". Although, you can use "the best" even with only two, it actually should apply to more than two. "They are the best team in the league." but "Of A team and B team they are the better."
"Mannschaft" isn't used anymore in Hochdeutsch because of its strong masculine connotation. "Team" is more common.
Would be best, in case of comparing more than one team. In english when you compare 2 different subjects we use better, but if the gramatical expresion involves more than 2 , the correct term to use is best