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English Translation

You should look up the word.

Google translate says: “Better look up the word” which I think may be a more accurate translation?

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Your translation is nearer to the German one insofar that you have the “better” in the English sentence.
However, note the capital "Sie " in the German sentence: It is quite polite.
I am not sure whether your translation conveys that.

Btw, the German adverb “lieber” needs various translations depending on context:
“Ich hätte lieber einen Tee aus China” =" I would prefer a tea from China"
“Urlaub mit deiner Mutter?! Da erschiess’ ich mich lieber” =
" Holidays with your mother!? I’d rather shoot myself"

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