Spanish Grammar: Comparisons of Equality

Spanish Grammar: Comparisons of Equality

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Spanish Grammar: Comparisons of Equality
la gramática española: las comparaciones de igualdad

  • Comparisons of equality are special grammar constructions with adjectives.
  • Equality is used when the objects have the same properties.

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Comparisons of Equality are used to show how two or more things have the same (or similar) characteristics! Make sure not to confuse them with Comparisons of Inequality or Quantities.

Making Comparisons of Equality in Spanish requires a specific grammatical construction. It’s like using a mathematical formula in order to communicate meaning!

subject1 + tan + adjective (adverb) + como + subject2
as + adjective (adverb) + as

La manzana es tan buena como la naranja.
The apple is just as good as the orange.

Tu hermana es tan bonita como una princesa.
Your sister is as pretty as a princess.

Yo hablo tan suavemente como el viento.
I speak as softly as the wind.

Comparisons of Equality and Inequality can also be combined with Quantities of objects, but that will be covered in another lesson.

Adapt:

La manzana es tan buena como la naranja.
The apple is just as good as the orange.

Tu hermana es tan bonita como una princesa.
Your sister is as pretty as a princess.

Yo hablo tan suavemente como el viento.
I speak as softly as the wind.

Tu hermano es tan fuerte como tu padre.
Your brother is as strong as your father.

Yo soy tan alto como usted.
I am as tall as you (formal).

Yo soy tan joven como tu primo.
I am as young as your cousin.

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