Superlative Adjectives in Spanish
Superlative adjectives are used to compare three or more nouns. They are often used to talk about the most or the least of something.
Forming Superlative Adjectives
To form superlative adjectives in Spanish, you will use a formula very similar to that used to form comparative adjectives, with the important addition of the definite article.
Regular Superlative Adjectives
The formulas for forming regular superlative adjectives are found below.
Regular Superlative Formulas
Most formula: definite article (el, la, los, las) + más + adjective
Least formula : definite article (el, la, los, las) + menos + adjective
Irregular Superlative Adjectives
The formulas for forming irregular superlative adjectives are found below.
Irregular Superlative Formula
definite article (el, la, los, las) + superlative adjective
Here are some examples of very common irregular superlative adjectives.
You can also add -ísimo to an adjective (and even some adverbs) to talk about an extreme degree of something. This handy suffix be translated as very, really, extremely, super, and quite.
Common -ísimo Adjectives
Below you will find a list of useful -ísimo adjectives.
The suffix -ble tends to change to -bil when used with -ísimo.
When an adjective ends in -n, -dor, or -or, -ísimo usually changes to -císimo.
Many qualitative adjectives that have an r in the final syllable do not always take the -ísimo ending, but instead take the -érrimo ending.