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Comparatives and Superlatives (Part 3): Irregular Comparatives and Superlatives


I. Theory

Just like in English, German also has a number of irregular, but generally predictable, comparative/superlative forms. In English, examples of this include: good, better, best as well as many, more, most. In German, we see many of the same adjectives are irregular as well.

Dieser Film ist kürzer als der, den wir gestern gesehen haben.
This film is shorter than the one we watched yesterday.

Was ist der höchste Berg in Afrika?
What is the highest mountain in Africa?

Je eher, desto besser. (Comparative of „bald“)
The earlier, the better.

II. Umlauted Forms

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