Making comparisons

This is how we construct comparatives with adjectives, adverbs and nouns:

  • Superiority (+): más (…) + que (more… + than)

Magda es más amable que Carolina.

Magda is more pleasant than Carolina.

  • Inferiority (-):

menos (…) que (less…than)

Nacho es menos inteligente que Ana.

Nacho is less clever than Ana.

no (verb) + tan (…) como (as…as)

Nacho no es tan inteligente como Ana.

Nacho is not as intelligent as Ana.

  • Equality (=):

tan (…) como (as…as)

El coche es tan rápido como la moto.

Cars are as fast as bikes.

tanto/a (…) como (as much/many…as)

Betty tiene tantos años como el hotel.

Betty is as old as the hotel.

igual de (…) que (as/equally…as)

El coche es igual de rápido que la moto.

The car is as fast as the motorbike.

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