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Portuguese made easy - superlatives

azulejos5-1Superlatives: the best and the worst, the biggest and the smallest

 

Portuguese: the easiest or the most difficult?  

You make a superlative of an adjective (or adverb) by adding "o mais" or "o menos" in front of the word. (change the "o" to "a" if it is a feminine word. Add an "s" for plurals).  

Study these examples:

Adjective

Superlative

Linda

(beautiful)

a mais linda 

(the most beautiful)

importante

(important)

o mais importante

(the most important ...)

rapidamente

(quickly)

o mais rapidamente ...

(the most quickly)

frio

(cold)

O mais frio ...

(the coldest ...)

 

Careful with these important exceptions:

 

Adjective/adverb

Comparative

bom / bem

(good / well)

o melhor ...

(the best ...)

mau

(bad)

o pior ...

(the worst ...)

grande

(big)

o maior ...

(the biggest ...)

 

 

  

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