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Grammar essential #7 Adjectives
Adjectives modify nouns and pronouns.
In Spanish, adjectives agree in number and
In Spanish, adjectives follow the noun or
pronoun which they modify.
In English we say, the red wagons.
In Spanish we say, the wagons reds Adjectives
the tall boy
el chico alto
the tall boys
los chicos altos
the tall girl
la chica alta
the tall girls
las chicas altas Adjectives
If the noun is singular, the adjective must be
singular to match.
If the noun is plural, the adjective must be plural to
If the noun is feminine, the adjective must be
feminine to match.
If the noun is masculine, the adjective must be
masculine to match.
There are some adjectives called
genderless or neutered.
Genderless or neutered adjectives can show
number but not gender.
gendered – pequeño genderless – grande
genderless – inteligente
gendered – viejo
genderless - joven Adjectives
the interesting boy
el chico interesante
the interesting boys
los chicos interesantes
the interesting girl
la chica interesante
the interesting girls
las chicas interesantes Adjectivos
If the nationality is gendered, -o = masculine
-a = feminine
If the nationality is genderless, leave for
masculine. – add –a for feminine.
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course SPAN 103 taught by Professor Dr.lopez during the Winter '11 term at BYU.
- Winter '11