Thứ Sáu, 13 tháng 4, 2012

Sesa leciono (daŭrigota 2)

Comparisons

Comparisons are made with the adverbial correlatives:
tiel ... kiel (as ... as)
pli ... ol (more...than)
plej (most)
the antonym prefix mal- 

Mi skribas tiel bone kiel vi. I write as well as you.
Tiu estas pli bona ol tiu. This one is better than that one.
Tio estas la plej bona. That's the best.
La mia estas malpli multekosta ol la via. Mine is less expensive than yours.

Implied comparisons are made with tre (very) and tro (too [much]).
Phrases like "The more people, the smaller the portions" and "All the better!" are translated using ju and des in place of "the":

Ju pli da homoj, des malpli grandaj la porcioj. The more people, the smaller the portions.
Des pli bone! All the better!

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