Decoded Slug: 最 (zuì) - Most, -est (superlative marker)

Mandarin Grammar Point
最 (zuì) - Most, -est (superlative marker)

最 (zuì) - Most, -est (superlative marker)

Short explanation:

Used to express the highest degree or the utmost extent of something.


最 + Adjective / Verb


Zhè jiùshì wǒ jiànguò zuì gāo de shān.
This is the tallest mountain I have ever seen.
Tā shì wǒmen bān shàng zuì cōngmíng de xuéshēng.
He is the smartest student in our class.
Zhè shì wǒ chīguò de zuì hào chī de miàntiáo.
These are the most delicious noodles I have ever eaten.
Tā chuān de shì zuì xīn de shíshàng kuǎnshì.
She is wearing the latest fashion style.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese character '最(zuì)' is a superlative marker. When used in a sentence, it denotes the highest level, degree, or the utmost point of something. In essence, it is similar to using 'most' or the suffix '-est' in English to illustrate a superlative. '最' can be used with both adjectives and verbs.

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