Superlative Adverbs

Spanish superlative adverbs
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Adverbios superlativos

Superlative adverbs are grammatical phrases used to indicate that one person/thing is the most, best, least, or worst of all.

Superlatives are formed with the definite article + noun + más or menos + adjective. Note that when the superlative uses "in" (e.g., the tallest in the world, the happiest in the house), "in" is equivalent to de.

Es el árbol más alto (del mundo).   It’s the tallest tree (in the world).
Carlos es la persona más inteligente que trabaja aquí.   Carlos is the most intelligent person who works here.
Es la ciudad menos interesante del mundo.   It’s the least interesting city in the world.


Bueno and malo have irregular forms for the superlative (and comparative).

Superlative Comparative
bueno lo(s)/la(s) mejor(es) mejor(es)
malo lo(s)/la(s) peor(es) peor(es)  

In the superlative, they are placed in front of the noun they modify.

Mi restaurante es mejor (que esto).     My restaurant is better (than this one).
Son los mejores profesores de la escuela.   They are the best teachers in the school.
El libro es peor (que la película).   The book is worse (than the movie).
Es la peor idea del mundo.   It’s the worst idea in the world.

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