Comparisons, Superlatives, & Equal Comparisons

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Comparisons, Superlatives, & Equal Comparisons. Los Adjetivos…. Adjectives have to match in gender in number. É l es alt o . Ella es baj a. Comparing to someone else…. In English, we add –er to adjectives to make them stronger. He is tall er than her. She is short er than him. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Comparisons, Superlatives, & Equal Comparisons

  • Los AdjetivosAdjectives have to match in gender in number. l es alto. Ella es baja.

  • Comparing to someone else In English, we add er to adjectives to make them stronger. He is taller than her. She is shorter than him.

  • Comparing to someone elseIn English, we also use more or less in front of the adjective.

    She is more bored than him. He is less bored than her.

  • Comparing to someone elseIn Spanish, there is no er equivalent. Rather, they use: more/less + adjective + than ms/menos + adjetivo + queElla est ms aburrida que l.

  • El patinaje sobre hielo es menos peligroso que el hockey.

  • Las chicas son ms animadas que los chicos.

  • l es menos popular que Channing Tatum.

  • ComparisonsWhen a number follows an unequal comparison in an affirmative sentence, que is replaced by de.Tengo ms de cinco perrostengo seis.

  • l tiene menos de cinco coches; creo que solo tiene tres.

  • Irregular Comparisons

    AdjectiveComparative bueno mejor malo peor viejo mayor joven/pequeo menor

  • El ftbol americano es (ms bueno/mejor) que el juego de bolos.

  • Los abuelos son (ms viejos / mayores) que sus nietos.

  • SuperlativesIn English, we add --est to signify an extreme or when we are comparing it to 2 or more items. He is the ugliest. She is the prettiest. We can also add least or most in front of the adjective. The most pretty. The least ugly.

  • SuperlativesIn Spanish, we use: definite article + ms/menos + adjective (el, la, los, las) The definite article has to match the first noun in gender and number.

    Ella es la ms bonita.Ella es la menos fea.

  • La msica rap es la menos interesante para mi madre.

  • They are the most athletic. (atltico)Ellos son los ms atlticos.

  • Julia y Sara son las ms simpticas.Julia and Sara are the nicest.

  • IrregularsThe best = definite article + mejorPara m, el futbol es el mejor deporte.

  • En 1976, la pelcula Rocky fue la mejor del ano.

  • IrregularsThe worst = definite article + peorPara m, el golf es el peor deporte.

  • Manos a la obra! La msica rock es ___ _____ (mejor/peor) para m.

  • Manos a la obra!El snowboarding es ____ ______ (mejor/peor) para m.

  • Equal Comparisons (adj/adv)To compare adjectives and adverbs tan + adjective/adverb + como (as) (as) Un elefante es tan bonito como una jirafa.

  • Equal ComparisonsFamily Guy es tan popular como The Office.

  • Equal ComparisonsBailamos tan suavemente como nuestros primos.

  • Equal Comparisons (nouns)When you want to say that a person has as many of something as someone else, use: tanto/tanta/tantos/tantas + noun + como (as many) (as)Ella tiene tantas manzanas como yo.

  • Frida Kahlo pint tantos cuadros como su marido Diego Rivera.

  • Tom Cruise ha hecho tantas pelculas como John Travolta.

  • Equal Comparisons (Verbs)When comparing verbs, use: verb + tanto como (as much as) Nadie en la clase estudia tanto como ella.

  • Kevin Garnett juega bsquetbol tanto como Paul Pierce.