|Basic patterns in German language:
Comparative and superlative in German:
It doesn´t matter
how long the adjective is, the comparative
is formed by adding "-er" to the basic form. A similar pattern
applies to the superlative. The adjective comes after
the noun and you simply add "-sten" and use the word "am" in front of
For the most adjectives
you simply add "-er" in the comparative form
and most of the monosyllabic adjectives with stem vowels a, o or u also
add "-er" but the vowels change to an umlaut (ä, ö or
Note: there are a few exceptions.
For the most adjectives the superlative is formed by adding "-sten"
to the adjective and the word "am" is in front of the adjective. Note
most monosyllabic adjectives with stem vowels a, o, u add "sten" and an
Compare: The German equivalent of the english
form "than" is
"als" and follows the comperative adjective.
English: 100 is bigger than 10
German: 100 ist größer als 10