Spanish superlative with -ísimo (A2)

Spanish superlative in -isimo
El guepardo es un animal rapidísimo.

Spanish superlative can express an ultimate degree of something, in Spanish you can do it just  by adding ísimo to an adjective. When the adjective finishes in a vowel this is dropped:

especial (special) = especialísimo.

bello (beautiful) = bellísimo.

There are some irregulars, for instant adjectives ending in -able end with  –bilísimo/a.

agradable (nice): agradabilísimo.
amable (lovely): amabilísimo.
notable (remarkable): notabilísimo.
miserable (miserable): misirabilísimo.

Other adjectives change their spelling to keep the sound the same: co changes to qu, go to gu and z to c.

Roberto quiere hacerse rico… riquísimo. (Roberto wants to become rich… ultra rich.)

Es un viaje larguísimo. (It’s really long journey.)

Son muy felicísimos desde que se casaron. (They are extremely happy since they got married.)

Finally, a few irregulars -ísimo forms don’t follow any patterns.

Antiguo (ancient): antiquísimo.

Caliente (hot): calentísimo.

Joven (young): jovencísimo.

Mísero (meager): misérrimo.

Pobre (bad quality): paupérrimo.

  Remember that, if you’re not sure how to use the -ísimo superlative, you can always use the muy + adjective to express.

Yolanda tiene una casa muy grande /grandísima(Yolanda has a very big house.)

Son muy felices /felicísimos desde que se casaron. (They are very happy since they got married.)

Now you can practice what you have learned with our quizzes or discover more with the entry “Adjetivos con dos superlativos absolutos” Remember you can contact your tutor with any question you have about Spanish superlative. Don’t you have a Spanish personal tutor yet?

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