The comparatives in the Portuguese language are structures that are easy to memorize and use in everyday life.
Despite being quite easy structures, many Portuguese language students experience some difficulties in using comparatives correctly some time after having studied this topic.
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PRO TIP: There are 3 exceptions in the use of comparatives in superiority comparisons. In fact, they are easily understandable exceptions because English has the same ones. So, in English, it’s not correct to say “more Big“; instead of “more big,” we say “BIGGER.” In Portuguese, we also don’t say “MAIS GRANDE“; instead of “MAIS GRANDE,” we say “MAIOR = BIGGER.” We apply the same logic to “MAIS BOM“; instead of “MAIS BOM,” we say “MELHOR = better.” And also for “MAIS MAU“; instead of “MAIS MAU,” we say “PIOR = worst.” Example: “O Pedro é melhor do que a Maria” = Pedro is better than Maria.
To learn and consolidate this list, you should follow the following STUDY METHOD: