Comparative and Superlative in Indonesian

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Comparative and Superlative in Indonesian

To form the comparative and superlative in Indonesian, just add:

lebih for comparative

paling or ter- for superlative

 

big besar

bigger lebih besar

biggest paling besar / terbesar

small kecil

smaller lebih kecil

smallest paling kecil

 

Botol ini lebih besar daripada itu – This bottle is bigger than that

Bola ini lebih kecil daripada itu – This ball is smaller than that

Ini adalah botol terkecil / paling kecil – This is the smallest bottle

Itu adalah ball terbesar / paling besar – That is the biggest ball

 

Note:

Daripada means ‘than’. It can also means ‘instead of’

Saya lebih muda daripada kamu – I am younger than you

Dia akan bermain piano daripada bernyanyi – He will play the piano instead of singing




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