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Intermediate Spanish Review Lesson 33 Using Spanish Superlatives Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis?

Hoy vamos a practicar los superlativos en español. Today, we are going to practice using Spanish superlative adjectives.

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:

Intermediate theory video lesson 33

1. Firstly, can you understand these sentences, all using Spanish superlatives?

Mi hermana es la más estudiosa de su clase.
Carmina se ha comprado los zapatos más caros de la tienda.
Pablo es el más alto de sus amigos.
Soraya y Lola son las chicas más simpáticas que conozco.
Miguel tiene el perro más pequeño que he visto en mi vida.

2. Next, let´s translate the following sentences from English to Spanish using the superlatives “best” (mejor/mejores) and “worst” (peor/peores):

You are the best (talking to a man in a friendly way).
This book is the worst I have read.
Marta has the best room of the hotel.
Antonio Banderas is the best Spanish actor.
My mother is the best cook of the family.

3. Now I will say a few sentences using “muy” and you have to change this word for one of the expressions introduced in the original theory video lesson. For example, if I say “Este libro es muy interesante” you could say “este libro es la mar de interesante”:

Mis amigas son muy divertidas.
Sonia tiene un gato muy gracioso.
Mi marido es muy romántico.
Mis hijas son muy cariñosas.
Los hijos de Carmen son muy habladores.

4. Let´s practice now Spanish superlative sufixes. I will give you an adjective and you should put the sufix on it. For example, if I say “bueno” you should say “buenísimo”. Keep in mind that there are some irregular suffixes:

Caro
Grande
Interesante
Divertido
Barato
Limpio
Nuevo

5. Finally, we will practice some Spanish prefixes which mean “very”. I will give you an adjective and you should put the prefix on it. For example, if I say “bueno” you should say “requetebueno” or “superbueno”:

Sucio
Rico
Feliz
Contento
Cansado

Bueno, pues ya hemos terminado la clase práctica de hoy.

I hope you have enjoyed practicing using Spanish superlatives. Try to use them whenever you have the chance when you are talking with Spanish speakers. The more you use them, the easier they will roll off the tongue.

¡Hasta pronto!

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Answers:

1.
My sister is the most studious of her class.
Carmina has bought the most expensive shoes in the shop.
Pablo is the tallest of his friends.
Soraya and Lola are the friendliest girls I know.
Miguel has the smallest dog I have seen in my life.

2.
Eres el mejor.
Este libro es el peor que he leído.
Marta tiene la mejor habitación del hotel.
Antonio Banderas es el mejor actor español.
Mi madre es la mejor cocinera de la familia.

3. Possible answers:

Mis amigas son la mar de divertidas.
Sonia tiene un gato la mar de gracioso.
Mi marido es una pasada de romántico.
Mis hijas son la mar de cariñosas.
Los hijos de Carmen son una pasada de habladores.

4.
Carísimo
Grandísimo
Interesantísimo
Divertidísimo
Baratísimo
Limpísimo
Novísimo

5. Possible answers:
Requetesucio
Superrico
Superfeliz
Requetecontento
Supercansado

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