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The Adjective Page


What We Want to Learn

This is the page where adjectives are learned. Here, we will, as the list says, learn adjectives, their placement, and their forms.
Just as in Eglish, Spanish adjectives are used to modify a noun. However, they are ususally used after the noun. If the adjective is used before the noun, it takes on a different meaning. Ususally, it's used to emphesize the qualities of a noun. i.e. The new baby. La nueva bebe

Here are some common and often used ajectives:

Word Pronunciation Translation
libre (lee-bray) free
simpatico(a) (sim-pat-i-coe) nice
antisimpatico(a) (ant-i-sim-pat-i-co) not nice
bonito(a) (bon-ee-toe) pretty
facil (fah-seal) easy
dificil (de-fis-il) hard, difficult
nuevo(a) (new-ay-bo) new
grande (grahn-day) big, large
pequeño(a) (peck-inyo) little, small

Those are some of the many adjectives in the Spanish language. Be sure to stop by every once in awhile to find out what the new ones are.

By now, you probably have noticed that some of the adjectives have both -o and -a endings. This is because the adjectives must agree with the subject that they modify. This is explained more in the grammar section and the noun section of this page. To begin: if the singular subject is feminine (usually ends in -a), the adjective must end in -a. If the singular subject is masculine (ends in -o), the adjective must end in -o. To modify plural nouns, use the ajective form you would use in the singular case, but add an -s to the end. It is very simple. There are, like any language, some irregular nouns and adjectives. Just use the few adjectives above for now, and you will be well on your way to learning spanish.

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