How to form and use Superlatives of French Adjectives [+6 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn how to form and use superlatives of French adjectives.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to form the superlatives of French adjectives
  • how the superlatives of French adjectives are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to form and use the superlatives of French adjectives
  • the way Anki files can be downloaded for how to form and use the superlatives of French adjectives

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 how to form and use the superlatives of French adjectives!

Table of Contents

Overview of Superlatives of French Adjectives

le/la/les + plus + [adjectif]the most [adjective] / the [adjective]-est
le/la/les + moins + [adjectif]the least [adjective] / the [adjective]-est

How to use the Superlatives of French Adjectives

You use superlatives to express that something/someone is inferior or superior to something/someone else.

In the table above you can see the superlatives of French adjectives.

C’est le gâteau le moins délicieux.

This is the least delicious cake.

C’est la tarte la moins délicieuse.

This is the least delicous pie.

Ce sont les plats les moins délicieux.

These are the least delicious dishes.

Jean est le plus intelligent.

Jean is the smartest.

Clara est la plus intelligente.

Clara is the smartest.

Jean et Clara sont les plus intelligents.

Jean and Clara are the smartest.

As you can see, both the definite article (le, la, les) and the adjective agree in gender and in number with the noun that they refer to.

Example Sentences on How to use Superlatives of French Adjectives

The final section of this lesson on how to use superlatives of French adjectives is about seeing the superlatives in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to use superlatives in French adjectives through examples.

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

C’est le gâteau le moins délicieux.

This is the least delicious cake.

C’est la tarte la moins délicieuse.

This is the least delicious pie.

Ce sont les plats les moins délicieux.

These are the least delicious dishes.

Jean est le plus intelligent.

Jean is the smartest.

Clara est la plus intelligente.

Clara is the smartest.

Jean et Clara sont les plus intelligents.

Jean and Clara are the smartest.

Quiz Yourself on How to use Superlatives of French Adjectives

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 How to use Superlatives of French Adjectives

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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