Adjectives

Adjectives in Spanish

January 3, 2018

The adjectives in Spanish are words that describe and modify the attributes of a noun, the difference between the adjectives in English and Spanish is that in Spanish the adjectives will change according to gender and subject number. We will work on an example with the new adjective.

If we are talking about a masculine noun the adjective should be masculine as well, it will usually end with –o.

  • el carro es nuevo

if it is feminine the adjective must be feminine as well, usually when it ends in –a

  • la casa es nueva

Also, if we change from singular to plural, we usually add one -s at the end of the adjective.

  • Los carros son nuevos
  • Las casas son nuevas

The position of the adjective in Spanish

Usually in Spanish the adjective goes behind the noun but in some cases it can be earlier, this is done when you want to emphasize.

  • El nuevo carro que compre
  • La hermosa casa

It is also good to keep in mind that adjectives such as bueno, malo and grande are written differently if you put them before the noun.

  • El hombre malo
  • El mal hombre
  • El hombre bueno
  • El buen hombre
  • El hombre grande
  • El gran hombre

Adjectives in spanish list

Here is a list of the most common adjectives in Spanish

diferente
different
viejo
old
igual
same
sano
healthy
importante
important
enfermo
sick
grande
big
feliz
happy
pequeño
small
triste
sad
alto
tall
gordo
fat
bajo
short
delgado
skinny
bonito
pretty
útil
useful
feo
ugly
fácil
easy
joven
young
difícil
difficult

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