Superlative forms are used to express something/someone's superiority or inferiority on all else = the most / the least [adjective]; the [adjective]-est.
Here are some examples of superlatives of adjectives in French:
Patrick est le plus courageux.Patrick is the bravest.
Marie est la plus courageuse.Marie is the bravest.
Bruno et Gary sont les plus bavards.Bruno and Gary are the chattiest.
Catherine et Julie sont les plus bavardes.Catherine and Julie are the chattiest.
Ce camion est le moins cher.This truck is the least expensive.
Ma maison est la moins chère.My house is the least expensive one.
De tous mes amis, Léo et Lucie sont les moins bavards.Out of all my friends, Léo and Lucie are the least chatty.
To form the Superlative of adjectives in French, you will follow this pattern:
definite article (le/la/les) + plus/moins + [adjective]
Both the definite article and the adjective must agree in gender and number with the noun they refer to.
See also these related Superlative lessons:
Meilleur, mieux, pire / plus mauvais, plus mal = better, best, worse and worst in French (irregular comparatives and superlatives)
Le plus and le moins = the most and the least in French (superlative of adverbs)
Forming the superlative of French adjectives in complex cases
And Comparative structures:
Plus... plus..., moins... moins... = the more...the more..., the less...the less... (comparisons with phrases)
Better and better, worse and worse = de mieux en mieux, de pire en pire (comparisons in French)
De plus en plus and de moins en moins = more and more and less and less in French (comparisons with adjectives, adverbs, verbs)
De plus en plus de and de moins en moins de = more and more and less and less in French (comparisons of nouns)
Making comparisons with French adjectives: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que
Making comparisons with French adverbs: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que
Making comparisons with French verbs: plus que, autant que, moins que
Making comparisons with French nouns: plus de... que, moins de... que, autant de... que
Want to make sure your French sounds confident?
We’ll map your knowledge and give you free lessons to focus on your
gaps and mistakes. Start your Braimap today »