In the previous lesson we saw the example of how to say She is the beautifl one. This emphased the beautiful of one particluar girl over any other present or part of a grouping of girls.
There are actualy more direct ways of specifying comparisons using Mas, Kaayo and Pinaka.
Kaayo ( ka-a-yo ) – very
Mas ( mas ) (prefix + adjective) – more
Pinaka ( pi-na-ka ) (prefix + adjective) – most
If we want to say that a girl is very beautifuly then the instensifyer kaayo is used.
Gwapa kaayo siya – She is very beautiful
If we want to say one girl is more beautiful than others in comapirson then the prefix Mas is used.
Masgwapa siya – She is the more beautiful (the other girl or girls she is being directly compared to)
If we want to say that one girl is the most beautiful of all the girls in comparison then Pinaka is used.
Pinaka-gwapa siya – She is the most beautiful (of all the girls)
You can use these to make comparative descriptions about the size of a house.
Dako kaayo ang balay – The house is very big
Masdako ang balay – The house is bigger (than the other house it is compared to)
Pinaka-dako ang balay – The house is the biggest (of all houses)