Degrees of comparison

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Adjectives can form different types of comparison to compare two or more nouns and express various degrees of a characteristic or a property.

 

  degree Examples
positive same degree so schnell wie
comparative higher degree schneller als
superlative highest degree der schnellste, am schnellsten

 

 

The absolute superlative expresses a property of a very high degree, which cannot be compared.

 

absolute superlative very high degree schnellste