Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Peor

La palabra de hoy es: 'peor' = worse/ the worst.

In Spanish, 'peor' can be used to indicate either the inferior item in comparisons (worse) or to indicate a superlative (the worst). Only when used to indicate a superlative can 'peor' take different forms:  'el/ la/ lo peor', 'los/ las peores'.  Whereas 'el/ la peor', 'los/ las peores' can be used as adjectives, 'lo peor' is used always on its own, it does not change and is used to indicate something which is 'as bad as it can get'/ 'worst of all'.

Ejemplos:
  • Este invierno es peor que el del año pasado  (this winter is worse than last year's)
  • Este es el peor invierno de los ùltimos diez años (this is the worst winter in the last ten years)
  • El invierno es lo peor (there is nothing worse than winter)
Have a look at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NkyKk7UUTQ&feature=fvst (canta: Joaquin Sabina)
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