Make comparisons in Italian:\u00a0il comparativoIf we want to make comparisons in Italian, for example to talk about the qualities or properties of someone (or something), we use the comparative form of adjectives: il comparativo. In Italian, we form this using the words pi\u00f9 (more) and meno (less).Luca \u00e8 pi\u00f9 vecchio di Mario.Luca is older than Mario.Il mio cane \u00e8 meno intelligente del tuo.My dog is less intelligent than yours.In this lesson, we are going to look at one of the possible ways of forming the comparative in Italian:PI\u00d9 + adjective + DI + second part of the comparisonPi\u00f9 di \/ meno di: When to useWe use pi\u00f9 + adjective + di when:The second part of the comparison is a noun.Giulio \u00e8 meno simpatico di Greta.Giulio is less pleasant than Greta.The second part of the comparison is a pronoun.Noi siamo pi\u00f9 vecchi di te.We are older than you.The second part of the comparison is an adverb.Adesso il tempo \u00e8 pi\u00f9 bello di prima.Now the weather is better than before.Pi\u00f9 di \/ meno di: RulesBe careful, when the second part of the comparison starts with an article, the article joins onto di, which becomes a preposizione articolata (del, della, dello, dell\u2019, dei, degli, delle). Obviously, this preposition will match the number and gender of the noun or pronoun it precedes. Have a look at the sentences below:Mia madre \u00e8 pi\u00f9 giovane della signora Anna.My mother is younger than Ms Anna.I miei occhiali sono pi\u00f9 costosi dei tuoi.My glasses are more expensive than yours.I lupi sono meno pericolosi degli orsi?Are wolves are less dangerous than bears?Di pi\u00f9 with verbs aloneIf the comparison involves a verb and the term of comparison is not expressed in the sentence, you add di in front of pi\u00f9.Examples:Per saperne di pi\u00f9, clicca qui.To learn more, click here.Quel modello costa di pi\u00f9 perch\u00e9 \u00e8 nuovo.That model costs more because it’s new.Ad un asta, vince chi offre di pi\u00f9.At an action, who bids more wins.Il comparativo: ExamplesWell done! Now you know how and when to use the structure pi\u00f9 + adjective + di correctly. Let\u2019s have a look at some more examples of this form of comparative; note that you can use it with questions, positive and negative sentences, and with all verb tenses!Secondo te, i girasoli sono pi\u00f9 belli delle rose?What do you think, are sunflowers more beautiful than roses?Pensavo che Paolo fosse meno alto di Marco, ma mi sbagliavo.I thought Paolo was shorter than Marco, but I was wrong!Non sei pi\u00f9 forte di me!You\u2019re not stronger than me!