COMPARATIVES
LOS COMPARATIVOS
Instructor: Ema Mateica Sosa / TL Hanna
In order to compare adjectives, nouns and
adverbs that are not equal in quality or quantity
we use the formulas below:
MORE…. THAN = MÁS …
QUE
LESS… THAN = MENOS… QUE
José es más fuerte que yo.
Jose is stronger than me.
Yo soy menos fuerte que José.
I’m less strong then José.
Keep in mind that the adjective
needs to agree in number and
gender with the subject!!!
Ex: John es mas serio que Joanna
Joanna es mas seria que Ana.
O  masculine singular
O  feminine singular
Los chicos son mas serios que las chicas. os
masculine plural
Las chicas son menos serias que los chicos. As
Feminine plural
ATENCIÓN !!!!!!!!!!
As in English, some comparatives are Irregular.
We do not say in English
“More good” but  BETTER
Más bueno/bien
MEJOR
good

Más malo/mal
better
PEOR
bad

Más joven (persona)
young
MENOR

Más viejo (persona)
old
worse
younger
MAYOR

older
Let’s practice
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On the next slide you’ll see pictures of celebrities.
Make comparison.
Ex: Dwayne Wade es más atlético que
Oprah. Dwayne Wade is more athletic than Oprah
Oprah es menos atlética que Dwayne.
Oprah is less athletic than Dwayne.
Angelina es más guapa que Eddie Murphy.
Angelina is more beautiful than Eddie Murphy.
Your turn now   
Comparatives of EQUALITY:
In order to compare adjectives and adverbs we use this formula.
tan + adjetivo + como
as
+ adj + as
No tengo una casa tan grande como la fcasa de Peter
I don´t have a house as big as Peter´s
tan +adverbio + como
as + adv + as
Caminamos tan pronto como pudimos.
We walked as quickly as we could
In order to compare QUANTITIES
(as many as / as much as):
As many +noun+ as = TANTOS*/TANTAS* +
noun + COMO:
Pablo tiene tantos libros como la biblioteca
Pablo has as many books as the library.
As much + noun+ as = TANTO* / TANTA* +
noun + COMO:
Tiene tanto dinero como Bill Gates.
He has as much money as Bill Gates.
* Tanto / tanta / tantos / tantas have to agree in
number and gender with the noun
Let’s practice
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This time make comparison of equality.
Ej Dwayne Wade es tan atlético como David Beckham
D.W is as athletic as D.B.
Oprah tiene tanto dinero como Mark Zuckeberg.
Oprah has as much money as MZ.
Angelina es tan guapa como Beyoncé.
Angelina is as beautiful as Beyoncé.
Your turn now   
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