Degrees of comparison are important because they help us gauge the value of one thing in relation to another. We already know how to compare things in English, but how about in Tagalog?
Let’s find out today.
The positive degree is the first degree of comparison. It’s the state of an adjective that has not been compared to another yet.
Below are some examples of Tagalog adjectives that are in the positive degree.
The comparative degree is the second degree of comparison. It shows the degree of one thing in relation to another. In Tagalog, this is demonstrated by appending the word “mas” before an adjective.
Say for example, we have the adjective “malinis” (clean). To change it into the comparative form, we’ll just add “mas” before it, making it “mas malinis” (cleaner).
Below are some more examples to help you see how it is done.
The superlative degree is the third degree of comparison. It shows the degree of one thing in relation to everything else.
In Tagalog, we do this by adding the prefix “pinaka” before an adjective.
Say for example, we have the adjective “mabait” (kind). To change it into the superlative form, we simply add the prefix “pinaka” before it, making it “pinakamabait” (kindest).
Below are additional examples built on the same template.
There you have it: comparing things using the comparative and superlative degrees. If you need more examples or if there’s something that confused you, feel free to leave a comment and let me know. (^_^)