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Making Superlatives in Spanish Is the Best!

The superlative shows that something (or someone) is the best or worst of its (or his or her) kind. In Spanish, the article (el, la, los, las) that comes before más or menos indicates that the item or person under discussion is the end-all, be-all of its (or his or her) kind. In English, superlatives usually end in -est (He runs the fastest of them all). Here’s how to make a Spanish adjective superlative:

1

Constructing the first part of your sentence: Subject + verb + el/la/los/las + más/menos (more/less) + adjective + de (in).

Ella es la más alta de (She is the tallest in)

2

Add a noun after de, as needed.

Ella es la más alta de su clase. (She is the tallest in her class.)

3

If the sentence contains a direct object, form the superlative by inserting the noun after el/la/los/las.

Ella prepara la paella más deliciosa del mundo. (She prepares the best paella in the world.)

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