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01 Comparisons (part 2) – Irregulars

Hola.  In this lesson, we’re continuing our series on comparisons.  So far we have learned how to compare most things that are unequal.  In this video, we’ll be going over a few more ways to compare unequal things with some irregular comparisons.


Leave any questions or comments below!

Or practice your own sentences with irregular comparisons.

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01 irregular comparisons

Useful verb:

01 present tense - ser

con – with
de – of, from
dos – two
en – in, on, at
el ajedrez – the chess
el ba̱o Рthe bathroom
el delfín – the dolphin
el equipo – the team
el hermano – the brother
el jugo – the juice
ella – she / her
espa̱ol РSpanish
ingl̩s РEnglish
jugar f̼tbol Рto play soccer
la(s) clase(s) – the class(es)
la maestra – the (female) teacher
la opinión – the opinion
las chicas – the girls
las hermanas – the sisters
las manzanas – the apples
las matemáticas – math
los amigos – the friends
los deportes – the sports
los libros – the books
los padres – the parents
los papás – the parents
las películas – the movies
los refrescos – the sodas
mi(s) – my
negro – black
normalmente – normally
nuestro – our
otro – other
para – for
¿Quién? – Who?
rojo – red
solo – only
su(s) – his, her, their
tu(s) – your
una casa – a house
uno – one
vivir – to live

Related videos:

  1. ¿Cómo eres? – Describing your personality
  2. ¿Cómo eres? – Describing your personality (part 2)
  3. Present Tense – Estar + emotions
  4. Descripciones fisicas
  5. Present Tense: Ser + descriptions and physical characteristics
  6. Comparisons – Unequal comparisons (más/menos __ que)
  7. Comparisons (part 3) – tan ___ como 

4 Responses

  1. Gosh! I’m amazed how helpful these videos are. I’m an older Spanish student and these videos are motivating and make the concepts simple.

  2. As a fellow Spanish teacher, I want to thank you very much for having made all these really great videos! They’re clear, user-friendly, and the green screen / graphics thing you’ve done is really effective. Thank you for making them available to everybody. I really appreciate that I don’t have to make my own!

    I do wish, though, that you would make the graphics for the VOSOTROS form clearer. Sometimes the background and text colors are both dark enough so that that form is hard to make out.

    I teach my kids vosotros, because the changing economy and globalization in general make it increasingly likely they’ll work in Spain or work with Spaniards—but also because I encourage them to become world travelers who WILL visit or study in Spain someday, and will be glad the vosotros form is at least familiar enough so it won’t throw them. (In 7 years of teaching, two of my students (that I know of) actually have gone to study in Spain for a year.) I also encourage my students to connect with their own families’ (mostly European) immigrant roots, and making Spain seem a little more accessible to them helps in that regard, too—but then, that would depend on the particular student population.

    Anyway, thanks again for the wonderful videos!

    Thank you again for

  3. Hola!
    Tengo una pregunta 🙂 Podemos decir la frase “Raúl es su hermano mayor” como “Raúl es hermano mayor de ella” o no?

  4. “Janet’s sisters are younger than her.” No. It should be “Janet’s sisters are younger than she (is).” Does this change the was it is said in Spanish?
    You do a great job!

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