How to use adjectives in Latin

How to use adjectives in Latin

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Latin? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Latin lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Latin adjectives.

Latin adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Unlike English, adjectives in Latin are placed after the noun. Adjectives in Latin agree with the noun they describe. This means that adjectives that describe a feminine noun have a special form.


familia felix
the happy family
familia dives
the rich family
familia pauper
the poor family
familia magna
the big family
familia bona
the good family
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The study of Classical Latin language and literature is part of the curriculum in schools and universities of many countries. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Latin would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Latin

Learn to get by in Latin with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Latin phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Medicus est.
He is a doctor.
Puer est.
He is a boy.
Vir est.
He is a man.
Is magister est.
He is a teacher.
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Latin in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Latin learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Latin in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Latin.

Step 7 : Adjectives in Latin

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Latin adjectives magnus, parvus and senex (big, small, old). Using the nouns liber, sella and ianua (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Latin adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives magnus, parvus and senex with the nouns liber, sella and ianua you can move on to Step 8 (Latin Verbs).

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