Making Comparisons

Adjectives in English as well as in Spanish may be presented in the comparative form. The following constructions may be used to indicate adjectival comparison:

más + adjective + que

more + adjective + than

menos + adjective + que

less + adjective + than

tan + adjective + como

as + adjective + as

Mi hermana es más simpática que la tuya.

My sister is nicer than yours.

Esta película es menos interesante que la de ayer.

This movie is less interesting than the one from yesterday.

Las frutas en el almacén no son tan frescas como en el mercado.

The fruit at the grocery store aren't as fresh as at the market.

In addition to these three constructions, you can use mejor/ mejores (better), peor/peores (worse), mayor/mayores (older), and menor/menores (younger):

Las obras de Shakespeare son mejores que muchas obras modernas.

Shakespeare's plays are better than many modern plays.

Mi escritura es peor que la suya.

My handwriting is worse than hers.

Todos mis primos son mayores que yo.

All of my cousins are older than me.

Su gerente es menor que él.

His manager is younger than him.

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