Comparative adjectives


The comparative form of an adjective is made by suffixing «tar» to it. There is no irregularity (nothing like English «worse») and this suffix is used with adjectives of any length (nothing like English «more beautiful»). Examples:

bad (bad)badtar (worse)
beh (good)behtar (better)
khub (good)khubtar (better)
kam (little)kamtar (less)
bozorg (big)bozorgtar (bigger)
zibâ (beautiful)zibâtar (more beautiful)
dustdâshtani (lovable, lovely)dustdâshtanitar (more lovable, lovelier)

NOTE Both «beh» and «khub» mean «good» but «beh» is almost obsolete and the normal word for saying «good» is «khub». In contrast, the normal comparative form for «good» is «behtar».


The comparative form comes after the noun and is related to it with the genitive preposition (e):

Comparing A with B

The common structure is: A + comparative adjective + az (from) + B

This structure is also possible: A + az (from) + B + comparative adjective

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