Comparative Constructions in Spanish: More/Less, Older/Younger etc.

A very good sentence construction in Spanish to learn early on is the comparative statement.  Here you can refer to something or someone in reference to something (one) else – whether is it a comparison on equal or non-equal.  As you will see below, the constructions are actually quite easy, and soon you will be comparing things left and right in Spanish!

Comparisons of Equality

 Tan + adjective (or adverb) + comoas (equal)… as

For example:

  • Jorge es tan fuerte como tú.Jorge is as strong as you.
  • Ellos están tan aburridos como yo.They are as boring as I.
  • Ella baila tan bonito como su hermana.She dances as well as her sister.

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The difference between SER Y ESTAR: To Be…Or not To Be…

First of all, even though our blog is fairly new, we always appreciate the comments and emails that we have received from our students and blog-readers.  We are always looking for great ideas and unique topics to write about to help people learn Spanish online.  Of course, we’d love for our readers to try our conversational Spanish lessons for free – we’d still love to hear from you either way.  Today we are going to discuss a typical, yet essential topic for Spanish students, which leave them asking: Exactly, what is the difference between ser and estar?

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