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Comparisons of equality use the expression even + adjective + als and it translates to "as + adjective + as." In addition, you can use net zo + adjective + als to mean "as + adjective + as," but it is more emphatic.
dit hotel is even duur als de andere - this hotel is as expensive as the others
But note: zo veel mogelijk - as soon as possible / zo vlug mogelijk - as fast as possible
When comparing two things, the comparative form of the adjective is used. It is formed in Dutch by adding -er to the adjective (or -der if the adjective ends in -r). This is used for all adjectives; there is no "more + adjective" construction as there is for some adjectives in English. Comparative adjectives add the -e ending for the inflection according to the requirements above; however, adjectives with three or more syllables do not. When using comparative adjectives, dan translates as "than."
leuk - nice
leuker - nicer
vriendelijk - friendly
vriendelijker - friendlier
When expressing the highest degree of a quality or characteristic, the superlative form of the adjective is used. Most adjectives add -st (or just -t if the adjective already ends in -s). Since the -st ending does not add a syllable to the adjective, the spelling rules do not apply. All superlatives are inflected like regular adjectives. However, if the superlative adjective is a predicate adjective (follows "to be" and does not precede a noun), then het precedes it and the -e is optional. With the superlative, van translates as "in" or "of." In contrast to English, Dutch does use the superlative to compare two or more things.
leuk - nice
leukst - nicest
het grootste huis - the biggest house
de duurste kleren - the most expensive clothes
Hij is de oudste van de twee. He is the older (literally: oldest) of the two.
For ease of pronunciation, adjectives ending in -st and -sch do not add -st to form the superlative, but use meest (most) before.
meest juist - most just
meest logisch - most logical
Don't forget the spelling changes when dealing with long and short vowels:
groot, groter, grootst - big, bigger, biggest
laat, later, laatst - late, later, latest
Some of the most common adjectives have irregular forms:
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