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Comparision adjectives

How to compare (vergleichen) persons or things

Let´s think of the Simpsons:

  • Bart is older than Lisa.
  • Lisa is older than Maggie.
  • Bart is the oldest.

Give a rule:

old - alt 

old+_____ than - älter als

old+_____ - am ältesten


And the Simpsons again:

  • Itchy is angry.
  • Scratchy is angrier than Itchy.
  • But Homer is often the angriest.

angry - wütend

angr-_____than - wütender als

angr-______ - am wütendsten

Give a rule: y changes to ___


Simpsons, a third time:

  • Marge is beautiful.
  • Lisa is more beautiful.
  • Maggie is the most beautiful.

Give a rule:

beautiful - schön

______ beautiful than - schöner als

_______ beautiful - am schönsten

How to compare(vergleichen) persons or things

When do we use –er/-est?

count the syllables (Silben) in old and pretty

We use –er/-est for adjectives with _________ syllable (e.g. old)  or with _________ syllables (if the adjective ends in –y, e.g. pretty, angry, silly)

When do we use more/most?

count the syllables in beautiful (to do this you must say the word)

we use more/most for adjectives with two syllables (e.g. boring) or ______________ syllables (e.g. beautiful, exciting, interesting)


older than – älter als

as old as – so alt wie


Now you:

Choose persons from your book and compare them. Do that with four different adjectives

Choose things or places from your book and compare them. Do that with three different adjectives.

These are the adjectives:

old new exciting angry friendly terrible awful boring small nice 

expensive cheap quick 


Write the sentences on an extra sheet of paper.

When your partner has checked your sentences give them to your teacher so that she/he can check again.



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