Comparative This house is bigger than that house
   The book is as interesting as the film
   Mary is less intelligent than Peter
 
   Esta casa es más grande que esa casa
   El libro es tan interesante como la película
   María es menos inteligente que Pedro

más … que      more … than
    tan … como  as … as
menos … que  less … than
   
Superlative  John is the most handsome singer in the group.
Susan is the stupidest girl in the world

Juan es el cantante más guapo en el grupo
Susana es la chica más tonta en el mundo

El más …   the most (masculine)
La más …   the most (feminine)

Common irregulars:
Grande  - mayor  or  más grande     bigger  (also older)
        
  Pequeño -  menor or más pequeño    smaller (also younger)
      
Bueno  mejor   good / better / best
Malo  peor   bad /worse / worst

Let's see what we can do with these adjectives:

Alto/alta   tall   
Viejo/vieja   old
Bajo/baja   short   
Jóven   young
Gordo/gorda  fat   
Listo/lista   clever
Delgado/delgada  thin   
Rico/rica   rich
Simpático/simpática nice   
Pobre   poor
Guapo/guapa      handsome/pretty
tacaño/tacaña  mean

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