Hola. In this video lesson we’re going to be learning how to compare things that are unequal! To do that, we’ll need más (more), menos (less), que (than) and a whole lot of alligators!
General formulas for comparing in Spanish (click image to see larger version):
- aburrido(s)/aburrida(s) – bored, boring
- alto(s) / alta(s) – tall
- bajo(s) / baja(s) – short
- bonito(s)/bonita(s) – pretty, beautiful
- contento(s)/contenta(s) – happy
- delgado(s) / delgada(s) – thin
- *deportista(s) – athletic
- feo(s) / fea(s) – ugly, unattractive
- gordo(s) / gorda(s) – fat
- grande(s) – big
- gracioso(s)/graciosa(s) – silly, goofy
- guapo(s) / guapa(s) – handsome, attractive
- inteligente(s) – smart, intelligent
- paciente(s) – patient
- perezoso(s)/perezosa(s) – lazy
- pobre(s) – poor
- rico(s)/rica(s) – rich
- serio(s)/seria(s) – serious
- trabajador(es)/trabajadora(s) – hard-working
- triste(s) – sad
- el gato – the cat
- la casa – the house
- la clase – class
- la novia – the girlfriend
- la historia – the history
- la playa – the beach
- las chicas – girls
- los amigos – the friends
- los elefantes – elephants
- los ratones – mice
- nosotros = we, us
- de – of, from
- nuestro(s)/nuestra(s) – our
- ¿qué? – what?
- su(s) – his, her, your (formal), their, your (plural)
*while deportista is often used as a noun, it can be used as an adjective to describe people who are athletic / sporty
Good work as always, and very timely, as I am now in SPA 102 and comparatives are the current assignment.
Â¡Hola Sr. Jordan! MuchÃsimas gracias por tus videos… me encantan! It would be awesome if you could make a video with words and phrases that go with ordering in a restaurant. And one about idioms… “sopa de tu propio chocolate”…”echar la casa por la ventana” …your work is amazing, gracias! Sra. O
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Hello! I appreciate your videos. Could you please upload some more of them to teachertube? Youtube is blocked at my school and I am unable to use your wonderful resources for my students. Thanks so much!
Love your videos! Hope you’ll compile them or write a text. I noticed a frequently made error – in English, no less.
“They are more intelligent than us.” I think it should be “They are more intelligent than we (are).”
Thanks for watching. I don’t think we’re going to cover any new ground in the argument of “better than (direct object: me, you, him, her, us, them)” or “better than (subject pronoun: I , you, he, she, we, they)”.
I would like to point out that use whichever one you would like.
In my understanding, “than” in this instance is a preposition and not a conjunction. Thus I am not creating an entirely different clause and use: me, you, he, she, we, they.
If I add the verb after than, then it would function as a conjunction and I would need to use the subject pronouns.
While you might still disagree with me, I appreciate your getting me to think on the matter further. 🙂
SeÃ±or Jordan, Â¡me gustan tus videos! Soy un estudiante de SeÃ±ora Miller, y cuando no sÃ© el contenido, veo un video. Me ayuden en la clase de EspaÃ±ol III mucho. Â¡Muchas gracias!
This video is very helpful and I especially like all of the practice; however, it was impossible to read the responses/answers because the name of the video, 01 Spanish Lesson Unequal Comparisons, superimposed over the responses.