Comparative adjectives in Spanish

In Spanish we use the comparative degree when comparing two objects, persons, or ideas.

To form a comparative adjective, in Spanish, you have to use más (more) or menos (less) or tan (the same):

Ella es más alta que yo  (She is taller than me)

La ciudad es menos tranquila que el pueblo (City is less calm than the village)

Inglaterra es tan fría como Irlanda (England is as cold as Ireland)


So, comparatives (comparativos in Spanish) are said to refer to superiority (más¦que), inferiority (menos¦que) or equality (tan¦como).

The second element in the comparation can be:


– Another example of an adjective in Spanish:

Los gatos son más listos que malos  (cats are more clever than naughty)

– Another example of a noun in Spanish:

Los gatos son más pequeños que los tigres (cats are smaller than tigers)


– Another example of an adverb in Spanish:

Los gatos son más limpios que antes (cats are cleaner than before)


– Another example of an adverb in Spanish:

En casa se come mejor que en un restaurante (You can eat better at home than in a restaurant)


– A verb clause:

Sabes más español de lo que piensas (You know more Spanish than you think you do)


Irregular comparatives


-Bueno/a/os/as (good) changes to mejor/es (better)

La playa es buena / La playa es mejor que la montaña

(The beach is good / The beach is better that the mountain)


-Malo/a/os/as (bad) changes to peor/es (worse)

La grasa es mala / La grasa es peor que la fibra

(Fat is bad / Fat is worse than fiber)


-Grande/es (big) changes to mayor/es (bigger)

Londres es grande / Londres es mayor que Barcelona

(London is big / London is bigger than Barcelona)


-Pequeño/a/os/as (small) changes to menor (Smaller)

Barcelona es pequeña / Barcelona es más pequeña que Londres

(Barcelona is small / Barcelona is smaller than London)

We hope we helped with the Spanish adjectives. (Spanish info)