Quick answer
"Comparative" is an adjective which is often translated as "comparativo", and "than" is a conjunction which is often translated as "que". Learn more about the difference between "comparative" and "than" below.
comparative(
kuhm
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peh
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ruh
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dihv
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (involving comparison)
a. comparativo
The researchers conducted a comparative analysis of treatments for hepatitis B.Los investigadores realizaron un análisis comparativo de los tratamientos para la hepatitis B.
b. comparado
Zeina just completed her degree in comparative literature.Zeina acaba de terminar sus estudios de literatura comparada.
2. (relative)
a. relativo
They won the first game in the tournament with comparative ease.Ganaron el primer partido del torneo con relativa facilidad.
3. (grammar)
a. comparativo
The student mistakenly used the comparative adverb "more" with the comparative adjective "better."El estudiante utilizó erróneamente el adverbio comparativo "más" con el adjetivo comparativo "mejor".
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (grammar)
a. el comparativo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We had a review of comparatives and superlatives in English class today.Hoy hicimos un repaso de los comparativos y los superlativos en la clase de inglés.
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than(
thahn
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (in comparisons)
a. que
My sister sings much better than I do.Mi hermana canta mucho mejor que yo.
2. (with numbers and quantities)
a. de
They offered me more money than I had asked for.Me ofrecieron más dinero de lo que había pedido.
3. (when expressing preference)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I can't believe you would rather stay home alone than come to the party with me.No puedo creer que prefieres quedarte en casa sola antes que venir a la fiesta conmigo.
I'd rather do all the work now than be stressed out later.Prefiero hacer todo el trabajo ahora a estar estresado después.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
4. (in comparisons)
a. que
All of my cousins are taller than me.Todos mis primos son más altos que yo.
5. (with numbers and quantities)
a. de
She has more than 3,000 books in her library.Ella tiene más de 3,000 libros en su biblioteca.
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