Adjectives in Spanish, how they are used (A1)

Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns. There are two major differences in the way Spanish and English adjectives are used:

1. Spanish adjectives POSITION

Adjectives in Spanish generally – though not always – go after the noun: el Parlamento Europeo (the European Parliament); la Alianza Atlántica (the Atlantic Alliance); la guerra fría (the Cold War)

2. Spanish adjectives AGREEMENT

The ending of a Spanish adjective varies depending on the noun/pronoun it’s describing, it has to be masculine or feminine, singular or plural to agree with, i.e. match, that noun/pronoun: la casa blanca (the white house); el coche blanco (the white car); unas casas blancas (some white houses), unos coches blancos (some white cars)

3. Click on the link to learn more about the agreement between adjectives and nouns. Notice that be sure about the gender of the nouns is important to pay attention to the articles.

Spanish adjectives practice and quizzes

Now you can practice everything that you have learned with the interactive quizzes below. Remember you can contact your tutor with any question you have about Spanish adjectives.  Don’t you have a Spanish personal tutor yet?

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