Irregular Comparatives in French = Supérieur / Inférieur à [+8 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn how to say irregular comparatives in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • irregular comparatives in French
  • how irregular comparatives are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on irregular comparatives in French
  • the way Anki files can be downloaded for irregular comparatives in French

Please refer to the French B1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about irregular comparatives in French!

Table of Contents

Inférieur/e à = Inferior to

If you want to say “inferior to” in French, then you will say:

  • inférieur/e à = inferior to

Je suis inférieur à lui en mathématiques.

I am inferior to him in mathematics.

La température est inférieure à zéro aujourd’hui.

The temperature is below zero today.

Le salaire d’un enseignant est inférieur à celui d’un avocat.

The salary of a teacher is lower than that of a lawyer.

Le précédent est inférieur au suivant par certains aspects.

Le précédent est inférieur au suivant par certains aspects.

Please note that it has to agree in gender and in number with the noun that it refers to.

Supérieur/e à = Superior to

If you want to say “superior to” in French, then you will say:

  • supérieur/e à = superior to

Il est supérieur à elle en maths.

He is superior to her in math.

Ce dictionnaire est supérieur à celui-là.

This dictionary is superior to this one.

Vos dépenses sont bien supérieures à vos revenus.

Your expenses are much higher than your income.

L’intelligence de ce garçon est supérieure à la moyenne.

This boy’s intelligence is above average.

Please note that it has to agree in gender and in number with the noun that it refers to.

Example Sentences on Irregular Comparatives in French

The final section of this lesson on irregular comparatives in French is about seeing the adjectives in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on irregular comparatives in French adjectives through examples.

Here you can find the sentences of the previous chapters, neatly stored in one place.

Je suis inférieur à lui en mathématiques.

I am inferior to him in mathematics.

La température est inférieure à zéro aujourd’hui.

The temperature is below zero today.

Le salaire d’un enseignant est inférieur à celui d’un avocat.

The salary of a teacher is lower than that of a lawyer.

Le précédent est inférieur au suivant par certains aspects.

Le précédent est inférieur au suivant par certains aspects.

Il est supérieur à elle en maths.

He is superior to her in math.

Ce dictionnaire est supérieur à celui-là.

This dictionary is superior to this one.

Vos dépenses sont bien supérieures à vos revenus.

Your expenses are much higher than your income.

L’intelligence de ce garçon est supérieure à la moyenne.

This boy’s intelligence is above average.

Quiz Yourself on Irregular Comparatives in French

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and practice them.

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

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

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!

Anki File for Irregular Comparatives in French

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French B1 you can practice every French B1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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