Using superlatives

  • München ist die interessanteste Stadt. – Munich is the most interesting town.
  • Oktoberfest ist die beste Zeit des Jahres. – Oktoberfest is the best time of the year.
  • Meine Mutter ist am lustigsten. – My mother is the funniest.
  • Mein Vater isst am schnellsten. – My father eats the fastest.
  • Welches Bier ist am billigsten? – Which beer is the cheapest?

Practise forming the superlatives of these adjectives.

  • The quickest (female) runner.
  • The laziest (male) pupil.
  • The most interesting subject.
  • He writes the slowest.
  • Die schnellste Läuferin.
  • Der faulste Schüler.
  • Das interessanteste Fach.
  • Er schreibt am langsamsten.

Did you know?

Football is a hugely important sport in Germany. The top tier of football is played in the Bundesliga – the federal league – and is contested by 18 teams. German teams from the Bundesliga are represented annually in the UEFA Champions League tournament.

FC Bayern München is the most successful German football club – der erfolgreichste Fußballverein Deutschlands. They won the European Cup competition for three consecutive years from 1973 to 1976.

Germany have also had considerable success in World Cup football, winning four World Cup titles and coming second and third four times each.

No wonder that Germany is considered to be the most successful football nation in the world – das erfolgreichste Fußballland der Welt.

Germany celebrate with the trophy following the 2014 World Cup Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana Stadium on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The German team won the World Cup in 2014