Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Comparative forms

The first thing in a comparative sentence is what has "more" of the quality referred to.

Examples using adjectives:
O adam məndən hündürdür. / That man is taller than me.
O adam = That man
məndən = than me (from me)
hündürdür = is tall.


Bu otaq o otaqdan balacadır. / This room is smaller than that room.
Bu otaq = This room
o otaqdan = than that room (from that room)
balacadir = is small.

O məndən yaşlıdır. / He is older than me.
O məndən qısaboyludur. / He is a smaller size than me.
O məndən hündürboyludur. / He is a taller size than me.
O məndən alçaqboyludur. / He is a smaller size than me.

Examples using adverbs:
O məndən tez gəldi. / He came earlier than me.
O məndən gec qurtardı. / He finished later than me.
O kamançanı məndən yaxşı çalır. / She plays the kamancha better than I do.
Sən kamançanı məndən çox çalırsan. / You play the kamancha more than I do.
Mən kamançanı səndən az çalıram. / I play the kamancha less than you do.


3 comments:

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