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How to form the Comparative and Superlative

How to form the Comparative and Superlative

The comparative compares one quantity or characteristic to another. “Juan is taller than Ana”

The comparative compares one quantity or characteristic to another. “Juan is taller than Ana” and “She has more money than he” are examples of comparative sentences. The structure for comparative sentences in Spanish is: más/menos + (noun or adjective) + que + (person or noun) Es más alto que Ana. dinero que ella. He is taller than Ana. Tiene menos He has less money than she.

Let’s do some examples. Write the comparative using the given clues. The answer will

Let’s do some examples. Write the comparative using the given clues. The answer will appear after 10 seconds. Él es más inteligente que Roberto. (more intelligent) Tú eres menos alto que Elena. (less tall) Tiene más libros que Evita. (more books) Somos menos aburridos que ellos. (less boring)

Let’s do some practice. Complete these sentences with the comparative form, according to the

Let’s do some practice. Complete these sentences with the comparative form, according to the given clues. Tú eres_______ Julia. (prettier - bonita) That’s right… it’s más bonita que! Eva tiene _____ Teresa. (less letters - cartas) That’s right… it’s menos cartas que!

Here’s some more practice. Nosotros somos _______ tú. (less ugly - feo) That’s right…

Here’s some more practice. Nosotros somos _______ tú. (less ugly - feo) That’s right… it’s menos feos que! Uds. tienen ____ los alumnos. (more clothes - ropa) That’s right… it’s más ropa que!

Nosotros tenemos _______ Uds. (fewer toys - juguetes) That’s right… it’s menos juguetes que!

Nosotros tenemos _______ Uds. (fewer toys - juguetes) That’s right… it’s menos juguetes que! Teresa y Juan son _______ tú. (more interesting - interesante) That’s right… it’s más interesantes que!

The superlative demonstrates “the most” or “the least”. “Juan is the tallest student in

The superlative demonstrates “the most” or “the least”. “Juan is the tallest student in the class” and “She is the smartest person in her family” are examples of superlative sentences. The structure for superlative sentences in Spanish is: el/la + (noun) + más/menos + (adjective) + del/de la + (noun) Es el alumno más alto de la clase. He is the tallest student in the class. Es la persona más inteligente She is the smartest person in her family. de su familia.

Let’s do some examples. Write the superlative using the given clues. The answer will

Let’s do some examples. Write the superlative using the given clues. The answer will appear after 10 seconds. Él es el alumno más bajo de todos. (the shortest student - bajo) Tú eres el alumno más cómico de todos. (the funniest student - cómico) Son los alumnos más locos de todos. (the craziest students - loco) Somos los niños más preciosos de la familia. (the cutest children - precioso)

Let’s do some practice. Complete these sentences with the superlative form, according to the

Let’s do some practice. Complete these sentences with the superlative form, according to the given clues. Tú eres_______ del mundo. (the prettiest [bonita] girl [chica]) That’s right… it’s la chica más bonita! Eva es _____ de todos. (the nicest [simpática] friend [amiga]) That’s right… it’s la amiga más simpática!

Here’s some more practice. Nosotros somos _______ de los hermanos. (the most problematic [problemático]

Here’s some more practice. Nosotros somos _______ de los hermanos. (the most problematic [problemático] children [hijos]) That’s right… it’s los hijos más problemáticos! Uds. son ____ del mundo. (the cutest [guapo] boys [chicos]) That’s right… it’s los chicos más guapos!

Los libros son _______ de la biblioteca. (the biggest [grande] books [libros]) That’s right…

Los libros son _______ de la biblioteca. (the biggest [grande] books [libros]) That’s right… it’s los libros más grandes! Teresa y Juan son _______ del equipo. (the fastest [rápido] players [jugadores]) That’s right… it’s los jugadores más rápidos!

VOILA! See how easy that was? Now try some on your own – click

VOILA! See how easy that was? Now try some on your own – click the button to do a practice quiz. Practice Quiz Replay