5 Italian Comparative and Superlative Exercises

italian comparative superlative exercises

Ciao, studente mio! Today, we are going to embrace the beauty of the Italian language by delving into comparatives and superlatives.

This is a fundamental part of learning, as it allows you to express nuances and make precise comparisons – something that is essential in everyday conversation.

You’ll learn how to construct sentences to compare objects, people, and experiences, highlighting differences and similarities with elegance and accuracy.

It’s a step forward in mastering the descriptive capabilities of Italian, and I’m here to guide you through it.

Let’s embark on this linguistic journey together, and by the end, you’ll be able to not only understand but also create sentences that paint the world in the vivid contrasts and rich superlatives that life’s variety demands.

 

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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – Italian Comparative and Superlative

 

a) è / Luca / alto / di Carlo / più

Luca è più alto di Carlo.

 

b) Questo / di / meno / è / quello / interessante

 

c) la / più / è / Maria / bella / ragazza

 

d) il / libro / è / interessante / Quello / meno

 

e) è / il / veloce / più / questo / treno

 

f) sono / meno / le / dei / mie / costose / tuoi / scarpe

 

g) più / è / del / intelligente / tuo / fratello / Il / mio

 

h) è / mio / zaino / pesante / il / del / più / tuo.

 

i) è / questa / dell'altra. / meno / complicata / situazione

 

j) il / è / cantante / famoso / più / lui

 

k) mio / è / cugino / il / tuo / giovane / del / più

 

l) sono / questi / di / caldi / maglioni / più / quelli

 

2) Can you Translate these Sentences? Italian Comparative and Superlative Exercises

 

a) This movie is more exciting than the last one.

Questo film è più emozionante dell’ultimo.

 

b) She is the smartest student in the class.

 

c) The blue car is less expensive than the red car.

 

d) My house is bigger than yours.

 

e) He runs faster than his brother.

 

f) Italian food is the best in the world.

 

g) This is the least interesting book I've ever read.

 

h) I have fewer problems than before.

 

i) She sings better than she dances.

 

j) This is the smallest phone on the market.

 

k) Your garden is the most beautiful I have ever seen.

 

l) Their results are worse than expected.

 

3) Practice your Vocabulary

 

a) More – Less – Than

Più – Meno – Di

 

b) Better - Worse - Best

 

c) Bigger - Smaller - The biggest

 

d) Older - Younger - The oldest

 

e) Faster - Slower - The fastest

 

f) Higher - Lower - The highest

 

g) Richer - Poorer - The richest

 

h) Stronger - Weaker - The strongest

 

i) Heavier - Lighter - The heaviest

 

4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts Taking the Italian Comparative and Superlative into Consideration

 

Among all the painters of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci is considered the most innovative, with techniques that were far more advanced than his contemporaries, and works that have remained unsurpassed in their influence and beauty.

 

In her garden, the roses are the most vibrant of all her flowers, standing out with colors that are significantly more intense than the surrounding blooms, making them a favorite subject for photographers and nature lovers alike.

 

5) About Italian Comparative and Superlative, Write the Obvious Questions to the Answers

 

a) La Ferrari è più veloce della Fiat. (Quale… .. ..Fiat?)

Quale è più veloce, la Ferrari o la Fiat?

 

b) Questo esame è stato il meno difficile di tutti. (Come... .. ..altri?)

 

c) Marco è il più alto della classe. (Chi...)

 

d) Lei ha meno libri di me. (Chi... .. o lei?)

 

e) La pizza è il piatto migliore qui. (Quale...)

 

f) Questo inverno è stato più freddo dell'ultimo. (Come...)

 

g) Giulia canta meglio di Elena. (Chi... .. o Elena?)

 

h) Ho comprato la macchina meno costosa. (Che...)

 

i) Questo problema è più complicato del precedente. (Quanto...)

 

j) Il mio appartamento è il più luminoso dell'edificio. (Quale...)

 

Bravissimo! I can see the progress you’ve made today. Through practice and engagement, you have deepened your understanding of Italian comparatives and superlatives forms.

Now, you are better equipped to express complex thoughts and engage in more dynamic conversations in Italian.

Remember, language is the portrait of comparison, and today, you’ve added some fine strokes to your canvas. Continue to practice, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need clarification.

I look forward to our next lesson, where we will continue to explore the richness of the Italian language. For now, riposa un po’ e sii orgoglioso del lavoro che hai fatto. Ci vediamo presto

 

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