Forming the singular feminine of adjectives ending -e and -a

All Spanish adjectives that end in -e or -a in their masculine form are invariable. They have the same form for both singular masculine and feminine. 

Have a look and listen to these examples:

Mi coche es grande.
My car is big.

Mi casa es grande.
My house is big.

Carolina lleva un vestido elegante.
Carolina is wearing an elegant dress.

David lleva una corbata elegante.
David is wearing an elegant tie.

Antonio es muy hipócrita.
Antonio is very hypocritical.

María es muy hipócrita.
María is very hypocritical.

Esta película es terrible.
This film is terrible.

Su profesor es terrible.
His teacher is terrible.

Manuel es un chico muy idealista.
Manuel is very idealistic.

Verónica es una chica muy idealista.
Verónica is very idealistic.

Notice how the adjectives don't change form when used with singular masculine and feminine nouns.

See also:
Invariable adjectives ending in -e and -a

To see how regular adjectives work see:

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Examples and resources

Esta película es terrible.
This film is terrible.


Verónica es una chica muy idealista.
Verónica is very idealistic.


David lleva una corbata elegante.
David is wearing an elegant tie.


María es muy hipócrita.
María is very hypocritical.


Carolina lleva un vestido elegante.
Carolina is wearing an elegant dress.


Antonio es muy hipócrita.
Antonio is very hypocritical.


Mi casa es grande.
My house is big.


Su profesor es terrible.
His teacher is terrible.


Mi coche es grande.
My car is big.


Manuel es un chico muy idealista.
Manuel is very idealistic.


Q&A

William

Kwiziq community member

6 December 2017

1 reply

Use of feminine endings

Suggest use feminine endings: mala, antigua, blanca. Perhaps too easy with masculine endings!

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

6 December 2017

6/12/17

Hola William We have just added a bit of extra information in the lesson to make it clearer. Also there is a link at the bottom to the regular ending adjectives so that students can compare. Gracias por tu contribución. Inma
Clever stuff underway!