Comparatives and Superlatives        Practice exercises

Comparatives

Más + adjective + que = more ... than

e.g. Jessica es más seria que Lucy = Jessica is more serious than Lucy

Menos + adjective + que = less ... than

e.g. James es menos inteligente que Will = James is less intelligent that Will

Tan + adjective + como = as ... as

e.g. Jane es tan alto como Robert = Jane is as tall as Robert

 

Superlatives

Add el/la/los/las to the comparative más/menos.

e.g. Laura es la más guapa – Laura is the most beautiful; Son los menos rápidos – They are the least fast.

 

The Absolute Superlative

Add – ísimo/a/os/as to the adjective

e.g. El reloj es carísimo – The watch is extremely expensive; Muchísimas gracias –Thank you very much.

 

Irregular Comparatives and Superlatives

Adjective

Comparative

Superlative

bueno = good

mejor = better

el mejor = the best

malo = bad

peor = worse

el peor = the worst

grande = big

mayor = older

más grande = bigger

el mayor = the oldest

el más grande = the biggest

pequeño = small

menor = younger

más pequeño = smaller

el menor = the youngest

el más pequeño = the smallest