17 - grande is used when placed after the noun. The meaning...

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While those adjectives drop the –  o  only in front of a singular masculine noun, there is one adjective  that is cut short in front of any singular noun.  The adjective  grande  (great, large) can be used both in front of a noun or after it. It's unique because  grande  becomes  gran  when placed before any singular noun, regardless of gender. The full form of 
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Unformatted text preview: grande is used when placed after the noun. The meaning of the adjective may change to large according to the context. el gran hroe the great hero la gran oportunidad the great opportunity el gran canal the large canal el piano grande the large piano la ciudad grande the large city...
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