-est
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) enPR: ĭst, IPA: /ɪst/
  • (Australia) enPR: əst, IPA: /əst/
Suffix
  1. Used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs.
    longest, biggest, fastest
Related terms
  • -most
Translations
  • French: plus (before the adjective, after the definite article)
  • German: -ster, -ste, am ...-sten (adverbs)
  • Portuguese: mais used with definite article
  • Russian: наи-
  • Spanish: (before the adjective or adverb, after the definite article) más
Suffix
  1. (archaic, dialectal) Used to form the second-person singular present tense and past tense of verbs. (if thou is the subject; not used with you)
    goest, makest, wentest, madest
Translations
  • French: -es (for regular -er verbs); -is (for regular -ir verb); -s (for most -re verbs)
  • German: -st
  • Italian: -i (for regular -are and -ere verbs and for those -ire verbs that don't take -isc-)
  • Portuguese: -as (1st conjugation), -es (2nd and 3rd conjugation)
  • Russian: -ешь
  • Spanish: -as, -es



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