Comparisons

Comparing with Adjectives

*más + adjective + que
Yo soy más alto que mi hermano. = I am taller than my brother.
Ella es más bonita que Sara. = She is prettier than Sara.

*menos + adjective + que
Yo soy menos alto que mi hermano. = I am shorter than my brother.
Ella es menos bonita que Sara. = She is less pretty than Sara.

*tan + adjective + como
Yo soy tan alto como mi hermano. = I am as tall as my brother.
Ella es tan bonita como Sara. = She is as pretty as Sara.

Comparing with Nouns

*más + noun + que
Yo tengo más dinero que Roberto. = I have more money than Roberto.
Ellos tienen más plumas que Juan. = They have more pens than Juan.

*menos + noun + que
Yo tengo menos dinero que Roberto. = I have less money than Roberto.
Ellos tienen menos plumas que Juan. = They have less pens than Juan.

*tanto/tanta/tantos/tantas + noun + como
Ella tiene tanto dinero como él. = She has as much money as him.
Ella tiene tanta suerte como su hermana. = She is as lucky as her sister.
Ella tiene tantos amigos como Elena. = She has as many friends as Elena.
Ella tiene tantas hijas como su amiga. = She has as many daughters as her friend.

Comparing with Verbs

*verb + más que
Yo estudio más que mis amigos. = I study more than my friends.
Ellos comen más que usted. = They eat more than you.

*verb + menos
Yo estudio menos que mis amigos. = I study less than my friends.
Ellos comen menos que usted. = They eat less than you.

*verb + tanto como
Yo estudio tanto como mis amigos. = I study as much as my friends.
Ellos comen tanto como usted. = They eat as much as you.

Comparing Quality

*mejor que = better than
La comida en esta escuela es mejor que la comida en la otra escuela. = The food in this school is better than the food in the other school.

Yo juego al baloncesto mejor que mi amigo. = I play basketball better than my friend.

*peor que = worse than
La comida en esta escuela es peor que la comida en la otra escuela. = The food in this school is worse than the food in the other school.

Yo juego al baloncesto peor que mi amigo. = I play basketball worse than my friend.

Comparing Age

*mayor que = older than
Yo soy mayor que mi esposa. = I am older than my wife.
Mis hijos son mayores que ella.= My sons are older than her.

*menor que = younger than
Yo soy menor que mi esposa. = I am younger than my wife.
Mis hijos son menores que ella. = My sons are younger than her.



More Exercises

  • Script for Comparisons Listening Activity
  • Comparisons Activity
  • Comparison Phrases QUiz
  • Comparisons Word Order Exercise
  • Comparison Expressions Listening Activity
  • Comparisons Reading Activity
  • Comparisons Fill in the Blanks
  • Comparisons Matching Activity