Relative superlative in Spanish is used to highlight someone or something before others in your class. Next we are going to see it with schemes and examples.

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Formation of the sentence with relative superlative

Relative superlative is used when we want to highlight a person or a thing in front of the others. For this we see the following scheme:

El/la/los/las + noun + más/menos + adjective + (de + group) / (que + frase)



La torre del Miguelete es la torre más alta de Valencia = The Miguelete tower is the tallest tower in Valencia

La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias es el complejo arquitectónico más bonito que he visto = The City of Arts and Sciences is the most beautiful architectural complex I’ve seen


When it is clear from the context, it is not necessary to mention the reference group:

Me han dicho que la playa de la Malvarrosa es la playa más cercana del centro de Valencia, pero no cuál es la más bonita = I have been told that the Malvarrosa beach is the closest beach to the center of Valencia, but not which is the most beautiful

Creo que la Sagrada familia es el edificio más famoso de España aunque no sé cuál es el más grande = I think the Sagrada Familia is the most famous building in Spain although I do not know which is the largest.


We hope you liked our post. However, if you want to practice the use of superlative, we leave this link with the online exercises. Next week we will continue with the theme and we will talk about absolute superlatives.

Meanwhile, until the next blog!