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  1. PA Dutch 101 Video 33: Comparative and Superlative. Comparative and Superlative.

  2. Comparative • In English, the ending –ER is normally added to the end of an adjective to form the Comparative: • small – smaller great – greater • In PD, the Comparative is formed by adding – ER as well: • reich – reicherlangsam – langsamer

  3. Superlative • In English, the ending –EST is normally added to the end of an adjective to form the Superlative: • small – smallest great – greatest • In PD, the Superlative is formed by adding the ending –SCHT and placing an ES in front of the Superlative: • nei – esneischtdumm – esdummscht

  4. Superlative • Don’t forget about special adjective rules discussed in Video 32.

  5. Irregulars • Some PD adjectives not only add endings to form the Comparative and the Superlative, but also change stem vowels:

  6. Irregulars • Some PD adjectives not only add endings to form the Comparative and the Superlative, but also change stem vowels:

  7. Irregulars • Some adjectives completely change in the Comparative and Superlative forms:

  8. Phrases using Comp and Super. • To form the phrase as___as in PD, use the phrase so___as. • Mei Bruderissso gross as ich. • To continue the phrase in the Comp, drop the so: • Mei Bruderissgreesser as ich. • To continue the phrase in the Superlative: • Mei Bruderissesgreesscht.

  9. Iewing - Practice • Give the correct Comparative Forms: • Mei GrossmudderihrKucheiss ___ (siess) as deiGrossmudders. • Mei Grossmudderihr Kucheisssiesseras deiGrossmudders. • Europe iss ___ (alt) as Nordamerikaa. • Europe isselder as Nordamerikaa.

  10. Iewing - Practice • Give the correct Superlative Form: • Rockmyusickiss ____ (laut). • Rockmyusickisseslaudscht. • PD Schwetzeiss ____ (gut). • DeitschSchweteiss (es) besscht!

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