Making Comparisons of Inequality in Spanish

By Gail Stein

Comparisons of inequality show that two things or people are not the same. It doesn’t matter whether you’re using an adjective or an adverb in Spanish; you make the comparison the same way. You create the comparison of inequality with más (more) or menos (less):

1Begin with más (menos), and add the adjective or adverb.

Diego es más (menos) hablador (Diego is more [less] talkative)

Diego habla más (menos) (Diego talks more [less])

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2Add que (than), and complete the rest of the sentence.

Diego es más (menos) hablador que yo. (Diego is more [less] talkative than I.)

Diego habla más (menos) que yo. (Diego talks more [less] than I.)