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Absolute Superlatives: The Prefixes super- and ultra-

To create the absolute superlative, you can add prefixes to certain nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. Following we will cover two commonly used prefixes and some widely used examples for each.


The prefix super- should be familiar to English speakers. In Italian, it is used in a similar way as it is in English, giving an exaggerated effect to the modified word.

Superchicsuper chic, very cool/hip

Se hai voglia di visitare una città superchic, ti consiglierei Tokyo.
If you want to visit a super hip city, I would recommend Tokyo.

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