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

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

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 vowel, it is suppressed and replaced by -ísimo, -ísima, -ísimos and -ísimas.

alegre = alegrísimo
Cheerful = very cheerful

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

limpio → limp-ísimo/-a/-os/-as

suciosuc-ísimo /-a/-os/-as

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Examples and resources

alegre = alegrísimo
Cheerful = 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.


Q&A

Kenneth

Kwiziq community member

14 July 2018

2 replies

No vengas ________, o no iremos al concierto. Don't arrive really late, or we won't get to the concert.

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

14 July 2018

14/07/18

Hi Kenneth 

What is your question exactly?

Kenneth

Kwiziq community member

14 July 2018

14/07/18

Hi Inma

My question is:  In the question above, why is the answer tardísima verus tardísimo.  I am trying to see what makes the answer femine instead of masculine.

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