Comparison is the forty-eighth (assuming left to right) skill in the German language tree. In this pair of lessons, the student of German learns how to use comparatives, the "betters" of the grammar world. The student also gets a refresher on adjective endings.

Grammar notesEdit

Adjective EndingsEdit

Forgot the adjective endings? They are all written right here.

Comparative and SuperlativeEdit

German has a very simple comparative and superlative compared to English. The comparative is essentially the adjective + er, with an umlaut added if possible. The superlative is adjective + st, again with umlaut changes. They also decline like all other adjectives

Some examples:

Adjective Comparative Superlative
groß größer größten
klein kleiner kleinsten
arm (poor) ärmer ärmsten


Lesson 1Edit

  • größer = bigger

Lesson 2Edit

  • die Größe = size
  • langsamer = slower
  • schöner = more beautiful
  • leichter = lighter, easier
  • wichtiger = more important

Lesson 3Edit

  • höher = higher
  • kleiner = smaller
  • besser = better
  • länger = longer
  • stärker = stronger


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