Slovene comparative adjectives animals

Mongolian rat gerbil and a sugar glider(flying squirrel)

I wouldn’t say that we just simply add something and we have a Slovene comparative form, but that just wouldn’t be Slovene😁. Let’s compare some exotic animals: sugar glider from Australia (sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica) and a gerbil (a little rat, in Slovene mongolska puščavska podgana, I will call just gerbil😜) from Mongolia and learn some Slovenian comparative adjectives.

majhen – manjši; small – smaller

velik – večji; big – bigger

drag – dražji; expensive – more expensive

poceni – cenejši; cheap – cheaper

Gerbil je manjši kot sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica. Sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica je večja kot gerbil. Sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica je debelejša kot gerbil. Sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica je starejša kot gerbil. Gerbil je mlajši kot sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica. Sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica je zanimivejša kot gerbil. Gerbil je lepši kot sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica. Gerbil je bolj vroč (body temperature!) kot sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica. Sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica je dražja kot gerbil. Gerbil je cenejši kot sladkosneda poletuša vrečarica.

As you see, sometimes we add -ši, -ejši, bolj and there are exceptions! For them simply add -ši or -ejši is not an option 🙂

Here’s a Slovene comparatives interactive exercise. Click on a picture: 👇

Slovene comparatives exercise -ši, -ejši, bolj, exceptions

Choose the correct form:

Let’s compare some animals! Complete the gaps with suitable comparative adjectives.

Medved je __ kot mačka. Mačka je __ kot jež. Jež je __ kot riba. Riba je __ kot ptič. Ptič je __ kot medved.

Choose two animals and compare them. Share with us and leave a comment!

Learn animals in Slovene with audio and play an interactive Slovene animals game! Which animal would you like to have as a pet? Why? Katera žival je najboljši ljubljenček? Zakaj?

Please, don’t buy animals! Animals are kept in terrible conditions when transported and suffer! Don’t sponsor violence! If you want to have a pet, go to a local animal shelter😇

Published by Polina

English teacher, cultural explorer and Korean&Slovenian language learner

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