Making comparisons

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Making comparisons

The comparatives used with adjectives, adverbs and nouns:

  • Superiority (+): más + adjetive / noun + que

Magda es más amable que Carolina.

Magda is more pleasant than Carolina.

  • Inferioridad (-): menos + adjetivo / nombre + que o no + verbo + tan + adjetivo / adverbio + como

Nacho es menos inteligente que Ana.

Nacho is less clever than Ana.

Nacho no es tan inteligente como Ana.

Nacho is not as intelligent as Ana.

  • Equality (=): tan + adjective + como or tanto/a + noun + como / igual de + adjective / adverb + que

El coche es tan rápido como la moto.

Cars are as fast as bikes.

Betty tiene tantos años como el hotel.

Betty is as old as the hotel.

El coche es igual de rápido que la moto.

Cars are as fast as bikes. 

With verbs:

  • Superiority (+): verb + más que

Carolina come más que Ana.

Carolina eats more than Ana.

  • Inferiority (-): verb + menos que or no + verb + tanto como

Rodrigo trabaja menos que Magda

Rodrigo works less than Magda.

Rodrigo no trabaja tanto como Magda.

Rodrigo does not work as much as Magda. 

  • Equality (=): verb + tanto como

El coche corre tanto como la moto.

Cars are as fast as bikes.

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