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