Using the suffixes -ísimo, -ísima, -ísimos, -ísimas to say extremely/very

When we want to say "extremely" [adjective/adverb] in Spanish, we often use the endings -ísimo, -ísima, -ísimos, -ísimas.

Read and listen to these examples:

Mi mejor amigo Adrián es listísimo.My best friend Adrian is very clever.

La profesora nueva es inteligentísima.The new teacher is really intelligent.

Los conciertos de la calle son ruidosísimos.The street concerts are the noisiest.

Las instalaciones del hotel están limpísimas.The hotel facilities are extremely clean.

If the adjective ends in a single vowel, the vowel is removed and replaced by -ísimo, -ísima, -ísimos or -ísimas.

alegre = alegrísimoCheerful = very cheerful

If the adjective ends in -io, then both vowels are removed and replaced by -ísimo, -ísima, -ísimos or -ísimas.

limpio → limp-ísimo/-a/-os/-as

suciosuc-ísimo /-a/-os/-as

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alegre = alegrísimoCheerful = very cheerful
Los conciertos de la calle son ruidosísimos.The street concerts are the noisiest.
La profesora nueva es inteligentísima.The new teacher is really intelligent.
Mi mejor amigo Adrián es listísimo.My best friend Adrian is very clever.
Las instalaciones del hotel están limpísimas.The hotel facilities are extremely clean.
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