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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 19 How to use Spanish comparatives Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis?

Today we are going to practice making comparisons in Spanish using the transport vocabulary we saw in our last beginner Spanish practice lesson.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

To go back and watch the original video lesson please follow this link:

How to use Spanish comparatives

1. First, let´s see if you understand these sentences making comparisons in Spanish:

El tren es tan rápido como el metro.
El autobús es menos cómodo que el coche.
El avión es más caro que el autobús.
Las bicicletas son menos rápidas que los coches.
El metro es más barato que los autobuses

2. Now I would like you to make comparisons using the following information: (For example: bicicletas-coches-barato – you will have to say: las bicicletas son más baratas que los coches)

Avión – Barco – Peligroso
Bicicletas – Coches – Contaminante
Metro – Autobús – Rápido
Coche – Tren – Lento
Autobús – Tren – Caro

3. Let´s practice now some irregular Spanish comparatives. Please translate these words from Spanish to English:

Mejor
Peor
Mayor
Menor

4. Next, let´s answer the following questions with irregular Spanish comparatives. Make a full sentence to answer each question. For example: ¿Qué es mejor el coche o la bicicleta? El coche es mejor que la bicicleta. Sometimes, you will answer depending on your own personal opinion:

¿Qué es mayor, el coche o el avión?
¿Qué es peor, el metro o el autobús?
¿Qué son mejores, las bicicletas o los autobuses?
¿Qué son menores, los barcos o los coches?

5. Finally, translate these sentences from English to Spanish:

My car is better than your car.
Bicycles are less expensive than cars.
Boats are slower than planes
Bicycles are smaller than trains.
The metro is as fast as the train.

This is all for today´s Spanish practice lesson. I hope after doing these exercises you feel more confident making comparisons in Spanish.

Try now to compare other things, not only methods of transport, for example people, different things you have in your house, etc. The more you practice the specific structures we have seen here today, the better they will stick in your head.

Have a great week and see you soon with another Spanish practice lesson.

¡Adiós!

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Answers:

1.
The train is as fast as the metro.
The bus is less comfortable than the car.
The plane is more expensive than the bus.
Bicycles are slower than cars.
The metro is cheaper than buses.

2.
El avión es menos peligroso que el barco.
Las bicicletas son menos contaminantes que los coches.
El metro es más rápido que el autobús.
El coche es menos lento que el tren.
El autobús es tan caro como el tren.

3.
Better
Worse
Bigger / Older
Smaller / Younger

4.
El avión es mayor que el coche.
El autobús es peor que el metro.
Las bicicletas son mejores que los autobuses.
Los coches son menores que los barcos.

5.
Mi coche es mejor que tu coche.
Las bicicletas son menos caras que los coches.
Los barcos son más lentos que los aviones.
Las bicicletas son más pequeñas que los trenes.
El metro es tan rápido como el tren.

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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.