Book 2 Concepts · Comparative - Superlative

Comparative and Superlatives (Ismu Tafdeel)

Arabic - Comparative and superlative degrees

Video Part 01

Video Part 02

Arabic - Comparative and superlative degrees

Source for above ARIC Notes for Book 2

Comparative and superlative degrees (Seq # 72)

The comparative degree is used to compare two things. For the comparative degree we use the noun on the pattern أَفْــعَــلُ followed by مِــنْ. These nouns are adjectives and are diptotes.

Example:

The ship is smaller than the cave.

السَّــفِــيْنَةُ أَصْــغَــرُ من الُــكَــهْــفِ

Mohammed is better than Haamid.

مُحَمَّدٌ أَحْــسَــنُ مِــنْ حَامــِدٍ

The superlative degree is used to represent the concepts like best student, worst result, best doctor etc. For the superlative degree as well, we use the same noun on the pattern أَفْــعَــلُ followed by a noun in مَجْرُور case.

Example:

Ibrahim is the best student in the school.

إِبْــراهِيــمُ أَحْــسَــنُ طَــالِــبٍ فِي الــمَــدْرَسَــةِ

Source for the above: From the Notes : Trying to understand the Arabic Language… By Mohammed Aijaz 

Advertisements