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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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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.


alegre = alegrísimo
Cheerful = very cheerful


Los conciertos de la calle son ruidosísimos.
The street concerts are the noisiest.


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