How to use adjectives in Spanish

How to use adjectives in Spanish

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

Spanish adjectives

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

Examples

la casa negra
the black house
la casa blanca
the white house
la casa pequeña
the small house
la casa vieja
the old house
la casa nueva
the new house
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Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Spanish adjectives grande, pequeño and viejo (big, small, old). Using the nouns libro, silla and puerta (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 Spanish adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives grande, pequeño and viejo with the nouns libro, silla and puerta you can move on to Step 8 (Spanish Verbs).

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