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Title: Making Comparisons


1
Making Comparisons
  • Spanish I
  • Unidad 3 Etapa 2

2
Making Comparisons
  • In English, we use several phrases to make
    comparisons, like more than, less than, as
    much as.

3
Making Comparisons
  • There are also several phrases used to make
    comparisons in Spanish.

4
Making Comparisons
  • The following phrases can be used with adjectives
    to make comparisons
  • más . . . que more. . . than
  • menos . . . que less. . .than
  • tan . . . como as . . . as

5
Making Comparisons
  • El surfing es más interesante que el béisbol.
  • Surfing is more interesting than baseball.

6
Making Comparisons
  • El baloncesto es menos divertido que el fútbol.
  • Basketball is less
  • enjoyable than soccer.

7
Making Comparisons
  • El tenis es tan aburrido como levantar pesas.
  • Tennis is as boring as lifting weights.

8
Making Comparisons
  • Please note that the adjective used must agree in
    gender and number with the noun that precedes
    it.

9
Making Comparisons
  • The following phrases can also be used to make
    comparisons
  • más que more than
  • menos que less than
  • tanto como as much as

10
Making Comparisons
  • Me gusta jugar más que estudiar.
  • I like to play more than (I like) to study.

11
Making Comparisons
  • A él le gusta perder menos que ganar.
  • He likes to lose less than (he likes) to win.

12
Making Comparisons
  • Nos gusta jugar al fútbol al aire libre tanto
    como jugar en el gimnasio.
  • We like to play soccer outside as much as (we
    like) to play in the gym.

13
Making Comparisons
  • The phrases más and menos must always be followed
    by the word de when used with numbers.

14
Making Comparisons
  • Tenemos más de veinte estudiantes en esta clase.
  • We have more than twenty students in this class.

15
Making Comparisons
  • Hay menos de cinco minutos para estudiar.
  • There is less than five
  • minutes to study.

16
Making Comparisons
  • Mayor (older) and menor (younger) can be used in
    two different ways.

17
Making Comparisons
  • 1. As adjectives, mayor and menor follow the
    nouns they describe.
  • Mi hermano mayor
  • My older brother
  • Mi hermana menor
  • My younger sister

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Making Comparisons
  • 2. To make comparisons, mayor/ menor are followed
    by que.
  • Soy mayor que mis primos.
  • I am older than my cousins.
  • Pablo es menor que Ana.
  • Paul is younger than Ana.

19
Making Comparisons
  • Mejor (better) and peor (worse) are followed by
    que.
  • Juego al beisbol mejor que él.
  • I play baseball better than him.
  • Sara juega al tenis peor que él.
  • Sara plays tennis worse than him.

20
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Hay más ____________ siete personas en el equipo
    de béisbol.

21
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Hay más _____de_____ siete personas en el equipo
    de béisbol.

22
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Los perros corren más ________ los gatos.

23
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Los perros corren más __que___ los gatos.

24
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Las chicas saben jugar mejor ___________ las
    maestras.

25
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Las chicas saben jugar mejor ____que____ las
    maestras.

26
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Hay menos ___________ ocho personas en el equipo
    de baloncesto.

27
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Hay menos _____de____ ocho personas en el equipo
    de baloncesto.

28
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • La chica rubia quiere jugar menos ________ la
    morena.

29
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • La chica rubia quiere jugar menos ___que__ la
    morena.

30
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Ignacio tiene más ___________ cinco bates.

31
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Ignacio tiene más _____de____ cinco bates.

32
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Roberto juega peor __________ Diana.

33
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Roberto juega peor ____que___ Diana.

34
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Todas las semanas Ignacio practica más _________
    cinco veces.

35
Making Comparisons
  • Complete the following sentence with the
    appropriate word.
  • Todas las semanas Ignacio practica más ___de____
    cinco veces.

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Making Comparisons
  • FIN
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