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Spanish Adjective

See also: Adjective Types

Adjectives are a particular type of modifier that describes nouns. For example, colours, shapes, and sizes are all adjectives.

  • una camisa verde - a green shirt
  • una mesa redonda - a round table
  • un árbol grande - a big tree

Spanish adjectives are different from English adjectives in two respects:

1. Spanish adjectives have to agree with the nouns they describe: they change spelling and pronunciation to match the gender and number of their nouns.

  • una casa roja - a red house
  • un globo rojo - a red balloon
  • unas casas rojas some red houses
  • unos globos rojos - some red balloons

2. English adjectives go in front of nouns, but most Spanish adjectives go after them. If you find an adjective in front of a noun this is for emphasis purposes.

         un frío invierno -  a cold winter

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