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Superlative Adjectives in Hindi Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Hindi Language

Superlative adjectives are widely used in many languages including Hindi. These are mainly used for comparison of one noun to another.

As they are important in Hindi, let’s take the topic of superlative adjectives in detail. Hence, this post will focus on how to convert an adjective to its superlative form in Hindi.

In Hindi, the superlative adjectives can be made easily. Most of the superlative adjectives can be made by using two rules. However, which rule will apply to which noun, should be known. This is only possible by learning the respective noun by heart.

The two ways to make the superlative adjectives are:

1. Adding “तम” to the adjective

Some of the adjectives require that you add “तम” (Tam) as suffix to the adjective to convert it to superlative. Notice the conversion in the following examples,

a. तीव्र (Tivr – Fast) -> तीव्रतम (Tivrtam – fastest)
b. मधुर (Madhur – Sweet) -> मधुरतम (Madhurtam – Sweetest)
c. सुन्दर (Sundar – Beautiful) -> सुन्दरतम (Sundartam – Most beautiful)
d. निम्न (Nimna – Low) -> निम्नतम (Nimnatam – Lowest)
e. उच्च (Ucch – High) -> उच्चतम (Ucchtam – Highest)
f. अधिक (Adhik – More) -> अधिकतम (Adhiktam – Most)
g. लघु (Laghu – Small) -> लघुतम (Laghutam – Smallest)

2. Adding “सबसे” to the adjective.

Some of the adjectives require that you must add “सबसे” (Sabse – from all) before the adjective to convert it to superlative. Notice the conversion in the following examples,

a. अच्छा (Accha – Fast) -> सबसे अच्छा (Sabse Accha – fastest)
b. ऊँचा (Uncha – High) -> सबसे ऊँचा (Sabse Uncha – Highest)
c. बुरा (Bura – Bad) -> सबसे बुरा (Sabse Bura – Worst)
d. मोटा (Mota – Fat) -> सबसे मोटा (Sabse Mota – Fattest)
e. बड़ा (Bada – Big, Older) -> सबसे बड़ा (Sabse Bada – Biggest, Oldest)
f. पतला (Patla – Thin) -> सबसे पतला (Sabse Patla – Thinnest)
g. लम्बा (Lamba – Long) -> सबसे लम्बा (Sabse Lamba – Longest)

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About the Author: Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. tuba bano:

    Well done !! Very helpful for the beginners