Fill in the blank with the correct comparative of más or menos. la araña es pequeña que la iguana.

Fill in the blank with the correct comparative of más or menos. la araña es pequeña que la iguana.

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  1. 1a. Right más

    In this sentence we are comparing the size of a hen with the size of a chicken. Being the hen bigger than (más grande que) the chicken.

    Therefore the complete sentence is:

    La gallina es más grande que el pollito.  

    The hen is bigger than the chick

    1b. Right menos

    In this sentence we are comparing the size of a goat with the size of a cow. Being the goat smaller than or less big (menos grande que) than the cow.

    Therefore the complete sentence is:

    El chivo es menos grande que la vaca.  

    The goat is less big than the cow

    2. Right hablábamos

    In Spanish (Castilian) the imperfect tense is used to:  

    - talk about past habitual actions  

    - describe what someone was doing when they were interrupted by something else.

    In other words:

    It is specially used to describe what used to happen or what was happening.

    In this sentence we are talking about two persons that were talking on the phone. This was an action that was taking place at that time in the past.

    Now, the imperfect tense of the spanish verb hablar (to talk) with the 1st person in plural nosotros (we) is hablábamos.

    Therefore the complete sentence is:

    Nosotros hablábamos por teléfono

    We were talking on the phone

    3. Right menos

    In this sentence we are comparing the behavior or a characteristic of two animals; in this case: which one is less foolish (menos tonto que) than the other.

    In this specific sentence the tiger results to be less foolish than the donkey.  

    Therefore:

    El tigre es menos tonto que el burro.  

    The tiger is less foolish than the donkey.

    4a. Right ibas

    Here we are talking about an action that was taking place in the past: Someone was going to the cinema.

    Now, the imperfect tense of the verb ir (to go) with the 2nd person in singular tú (you) is ibas.

    Therefore the complete sentence is:  

    Tú ibas al cine.  

    You were going to the cinema

    4b. Right volaban

    Here we are talking again about an action that was taking place in the past: Birds that were flying.

    Now, the imperfect tense of the verb volar (to fly) with the 3rd person in plural ellos (they) is volaban.

    Therefore the complete sentence is:  

    Los pájaros volaban sobre los árboles

    The birds were flying over the trees

  2. 5. Estudiaban

    6. Mirábamos

    7. Eras

    8. Trabajaba

    9. Esperaba

    10. Mas

    11. Menos

    12. Mas

    13. Menos

    14. Menos alto que

    15. Mayor que

    16. Este

    17. Menor que

    18. Estas

    19. Este is correct like the person said because it is used to describe something within the reaching distance of the speaker.

    20. Bebía

    21. Vivían

    22. Iban

    23. Eran

    Good articles you can use: (I used these to double check my answers ) https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/demonstrative-adjectives-in-spanish

    https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/comparisons-of-inequality-in-spanish

  3. 5. Los alumnos estudiaban para el examen

    6. Los niños y yo miramos la tele

    7. Tu eras guapo

    8. Yo trabajaba los fines de semana

    9. Juanita esperaba el autobus

    10. La gallina es mas grande que el pollito

    11. El tigre es menos tonto que el burro

    12. El hipopotamo menos alto que la jirafa

    13. La araña es mas pequeña que la iguana

    14. menos alto que

    15. mayor que

    16. este

    17. menor que

    18. estas

    19. idk about this one cause it didn't really make sense to me but i think is "ese"

    20. bebia

    21. vivian

    22. iban

    23. eran

  4. El toro es mucho fuerte que la llama
    El toro es un poco fuerte que la llama

    I'm a little rusty as I didn't have to take a language class this last year.

  5. Correct menos

    This sentence stands for the comparison of inequality. These are mas que and menos que. The first form conveys the idea of more than or and the second one conveys the idea of less than. These are used to point out that two things are not equal. The more logical answer is that the tiger is less foolish than the donkey. Therefore:

    El tigre es menos tonto que el burro.

  6. For Question 15, you would use "volaban" because it is in the "ellos" form.
     (3rd person plural: ending -aban; the sentence is:

    Los pájaros volaban sobre los árboles. )

    For Question 16, the answer would be "menos", because "tonto" means dumb. Tigers or "tigres" are not as dumb as a burro.

    For Question 17, you would use "trabajaba" because it is the correct way to write it in the "yo" form.

    It's first person singular.

    For imperfect, you generally add -ba- and another ending:

    yo ... -ba
    tu ... bas (e.g . tu volabas, tu trabajabas)
    ellla ...-ba
    nosotros ... -bamos
    ustedes/ellos -ban

     
     

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