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---Comparative Adjectives---

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---Comparative Adjectives---
Equal Comparisons of
Adjectives

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tan + adjective + como

(as) (as)

Enrique es tan trabajador como Amalia
el comparativo

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-comparative

-In English, the comparative is formed using the adverbs more or less (more intelligent, less intelligent) or by adding "er" to the end of the adjective (taller, smaller).
Unequal Comparisons of Adjectives

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más/menos + adjective + que
(more/less) (than)

Alicia es más perezosa que Marta

Julio es menos intelligente que Jaime
----Comparison of Nouns----

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-----Nouns-----
Equal Comparisons of Nouns

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-tanto/a/os/as + noun + como
(as much/many) (as)

Alicia tiene tantas bolsas como Pati.

Pablo tiene tanto dinero como Sergio.
Unequal Comparisons of Nouns

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-más/menos + noun + que
(more/less) (than)

Alicia tiene más/menos bolsas que Susana.

(Alicia has more purses than Susana.)
Unequal Comparisons of Nouns (when Numbers are involved)

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-más/menos de
(more/less than)

Alicia tiene más de cinco bolsas.


-the preposition "de" is used when the comparison is followed by a number.
----Comparison of Verbs----

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----Verbs----
Equal Comparisons of Verbs

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-tanto como
(as much as)

-Yo estudio tanto como mi hermano mayor.

I study as much as my older brother (does).
Unequal Comparisons of Verbs

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más/ menos que
(more/less than)

Yo duermo más que mi hermano menor.

I sleep more than my younger brother (does).
----Comparison of Adverbs----

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----Adverbs----
Equal Comparisons of Adverbs

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-tan + adverb + como

Yo juego al tenis tan bien como mi hermano.

I play tennis as well as my brother (does).
Unequal Comparisons of Adverbs

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más/menos + adverb + que

Yo como más rapido que mi padre.

I eat faster than my father (does).

Yo juego al tenis peor que mi hermana.

I play tennis worse than my sister (does).
---Correct Uses of "Ser"

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---Correct Uses of "Ser"
Ser

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-used with adjectives that describe the fundamental qualities of a person, place, or thing.
Examples of Ser

(soy, eres, es, somos, soís, son)
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Esa mujer es muy baja.
(That woman is very short.)

Sus calcetines son morados.
(His socks are purple.)

Este sillón es cómodo.

Sus padres son cariñosos.
(Their parents are affectionate people)
---Correct Uses of "Estar"

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---Correct uses of estar
Estar

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-Estar is used with adjectives to express conditions or observations of a noun that are true at a given moment but DOES NOT describe the inherent qualities of a noun.
Examples of "Estar"

(estoy, estas, está, estamos, estáis, estan)

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-Daniel es guapo

-Daniel está muy guapo esta noche.
(Daniel looks very handsome tonight)

¿Como es Amalia?
Es simpática.

¿Como está Amalia?
Está enferma todavia.
(How is Amalia? She's still sick)
--Uses of saber and conocer--

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--Uses of saber and conocer--
saber

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-to know facts or pieces of information
saber + infinitive

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-to know how to do something
conocer

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-to know or be familiar with a person, place, or thing.

-also means "to meet"
Example of Saber

Sé, sabes, sabe, sabemos, sabéis, saben

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-Usted sabe su número de teléfono, ¿verdad?

(You know her telephone number, right?
Example of Saber + inf.

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¿Sabes jugar al ajedrez?

(Do you know how to play chess?)
Examples of Conocer

(Conozco, conoces, conoce,
conocemos, conocéís, conocen)

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¿Conoces a la nueva estudiante francesa?

(Do you know the new French student?)

Conozco un bien restaraurante cerca de aqui.

(I know a good restaurant close to here)

¿Quieres conocer al nuevo profesor?

(Do you want to meet the new professor?)