How to make Comparisons with Adjectives in French [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to make comparisons with adjectives in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to make comparisons with adjectives in French
  • how comparisons with adjectives are used in French sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to make comparisons with adjectives in French
  • how to practice with flashcards on how to make comparisons with adjectives in French
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French A2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to make comparisons with adjectives in French!

Table of Contents

Overview of Comparisons with Adjectives

plus [adjectif] que[adjective]-er than / more [adjective] than
aussi [adjectif] queas [adjective] as
moins [adjectif] queless [adjective] than

How to make Comparisons with Adjectives in French

If you want to express that one thing is more than the other, then you will use the following construction:

  • plus [adjectif] que = more [adjective] than / [adjective]-er than

Tokyo est plus grand que Toulouse.

Tokyo is bigger than Toulouse.

Elle est plus grande que lui.

She is bigger than him.

If you want to express that one thing is on the same level as something else, then you will use the following construction:

  • aussi [adjectif] que = as [adjectif] as

Ma mère est aussi intelligente que mon père.

My mom is as smart as my father.

Mes amis sont aussi courageux qu’eux.

My friends are as courageous as them.

If you want to express that one thing is less than something else, then you will use the following construction:

  • moins [adjectif] que = less [adjectif] than         

Elle est moins grande que moi.

She is less tall than me.

Paul est moins gentil que moi.

Paul is less kind than me.

Please note that you always have to agree in gender when you compare with adjectives.

Please also note that you have to use stress pronouns (que moi, toi, lui/elle, nous, vous, eux/elles) when you compare with adjectives.

Sentences Overview of How to make Comparisons with Adjectives in French

The final section of this lesson on how to make comparisons with adjectives in French is about seeing the comparisons in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to make comparisons with adjectives in French through examples.

Here you can find all of the sentences used in the previous chapter, neatly organised in one place.

Tokyo est plus grand que Toulouse.

Tokyo is bigger than Toulouse.

Elle est plus grande que lui.

She is bigger than him.

Ma mère est aussi intelligente que mon père.

My mom is as smart as my father.

Mes amis sont aussi courageux qu’eux.

My friends are as courageous as them.

Elle est moins grande que moi.

She is less tall than me.

Paul est moins gentil que moi.

Paul is less kind than me.

Quiz Yourself on How to make Comparisons with Adjectives in French

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

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