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  Spanish adjectives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spanish adjectives usually go after the noun they modify, and they agree with what they refer to in terms of both number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine).
Spanish adjectives are very similar to nouns, and often interchangeable with them.
Adjectives in Spanish can mostly be divided into two large groups: those that can be found in the dictionary ending in o, and the others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spanish_adjectives   (533 words)

 Spanish grammar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spanish is a relatively inflected language, with a two-gender system and about fifty conjugated forms per verb, but no noun declension and limited pronominal declension.
Spanish has nouns that express concrete objects, groups and classes of objects, qualities, feelings and other abstractions.
Unlike in English, Spanish adjectives usually go after the noun they modify, and they agree with what they refer to in terms of both number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spanish_grammar   (1224 words)

 Spanish Grammar: adjectives part one
That is, most often adjectives are used to describe a noun, or distinguish the noun from a group of similar objects.
In Spanish, most adjectives change form, depending upon whether the word they modify is masculine or feminine.
Adjectives also change form depending upon whether the word they modify is singular or plural.
www.studyspanish.com /lessons/adj1.htm   (206 words)

 Basic Spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Spanish has an inflexional verb system which means that each verb has a root and an inflexion.
All the nouns in Spanish are either masculine or feminine and when we use an adjective they must agree with the gender of the noun.
Sometimes the Spanish do not pronounce the "ado" so "hablado" would be said as "hablao" However Spanish pronunciation is quite easy to learn although it is difficult to speak without a foreign accent.
www.lingolex.com /spanishbasic.htm   (1585 words)

 Spanish grammar: demonstratives
In Spanish, the only difference between demonstrative pronouns and demonstrative adjectives is that demonstrative pronouns have a written accent.
In Spanish, we also say "this" and "that," but there is another, separate word used to mean "that one over there." This form is used when the object is more than just a short distance away, for example, on the other side of the room.
Remember, the demonstrative pronouns are the same as the demonstrative adjectives, except that the pronouns have a written accent.
www.studyspanish.com /lessons/demonstratives.htm   (311 words)

 Adjectives in Spanish
Most adjectives have both masculine and feminine, singular and plural forms: the “masculine” vowel is -o, and the “feminine” one is -a.
Adjectives of nationality whose masculine singular form ends in a consonant and adjectives ending in -dor have feminine forms ending in -a and -as.
It's important to realize that the final (or last or post-) position in Spanish is generally the position reserved for the element which is the most stressed or most important or most distinctive; when an adjective occurs in the post-position it has the effect of distinguishing the noun involved from other such nouns.
users.ipfw.edu /jehle/courses/ADJECT.HTM   (1318 words)

 Spanish/Lesson 5 - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Like in English, yes/no questions in Spanish are formed by switching the position of subject and verb (if the subject is explicit).
Like English, the Spanish possessive adjectives differ depending on the person they are referring to.
Superlatives in Spanish are similar to comparisons of inequality: They use más for the most, menos for the least.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Spanish_Lesson_5   (538 words)

 Another free spanish site
Adjectives in Spanish act in the same way they do in English - namely they "modify" or describe a noun, for example the yellow bird or the big house or the smart boy.
The main difference in Spanish is that the adjective needs to agree with the noun in "number" AND "gender" (see gender for more).
There are times when the adjective in Spanish goes before, but when this happens it is not a general description like "the door that is red".
afreesite.abcingles.net /adj.htm   (269 words)

 Espangles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
An adjective's gender is usually dictated by the gender of the noun to which it is refers.
The 'convertable' English to Spanish words are known as cognates, words in both languages which share the same Latin root and which are visibly and often audibly very similar.
For example: "inferior" in Spanish may be used to refer to a subordinate in the work-place, without carrying any of the derogatory meaning in the English usage.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Thebes/6177/ws-cognates.html#nouns   (507 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish, a Romance language, that is, one of the modern spoken forms of Latin, is the speech of the larger part of the Iberian or most westerly peninsula of Europe.
In the earliest period of Spanish geographical exploration the language was carried to the Canaries.
For the substantive (noun and adjective) it should be said that a V. form corresponding to the Latin accusative case was the basis of the Spanish word.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14192a.htm   (9223 words)

The exception is: when the adjective is three syllables or more, you use the word 'most' before the adjective and do not mark the end of it with 'est'.
Adjectives which would describe people (such as: young, sad, short, thin, etc.) are scrambled and students are asked to unscramble them.
Students are asked to choose the correct Spanish adjective from a field of five.
newton.uor.edu /facultyfolder/rider/adjectives.htm   (3689 words)

 Adjectives. - Spanish Language
An adjective ("adjetivo", in Spanish) is a word that describes, limits of qualifies a noun.
Spanish adjectives must agree in number and genre with the noun/s they qualify.
This means that all adjectives ending in -e keep the same form for the masculine and feminine genre.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art25118.asp   (377 words)

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Since these adjectives appear only in one synset, their Spanishtranslations can be linked to them directly, as at least one of the meanings of the Spanish term should correspond to the English adjective.
Every occurrence of theoriginal Spanish adjective among the inverse translations of the English synset variants should increase the possibility of connecting the Spanishadjective and the concept represented by the English synset.
According to this hypothesis, we introduced asimple measure b_r (binding_ratio) that indicates the possibility of relating a Spanish adjective to an English adjective synset: The variants of English synsets that are not in the bilingual dictionary and therefore have no inversetranslation (only 4%), have not been taken into account for the estimates of the binding_ratio.
nlp.fi.muni.cz /projekty/wnportal/ps/txt/438580.txt   (2877 words)

 Spanish Adjectives
The plural of the adjective is formed exactly as is the plural of the noun.
However, adjectives of nationality ending in a consonant, and adjectives ending in -án and in -or (not from a Latin comparative), add -a to form the feminine.
As a general rule, they follow the noun, especially in the case of long adjectives, proper adjectives, adjectives used emphatically, or of any adjective which is used to call attention to some individual object, separating it from other more or less similar objects.
www.spanish-kit.net /grammar/061.html   (314 words)

 Spanish Grammar Aids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Regardless of the curriculum you use to teach Spanish, it is useful to have worksheets for practicing conjugations and learning vocabulary.
For the "Spanish Nouns" there is a blank space at the top of the page to identify the gender and a chart to show the endings for singular and plural.
Similarly, the "Spanish Verbs" form has a chart to show how the verb is conjugated and space to record verbs that are conjugated in the same way.
www.teachingtools.org /toolbox/learning/spanish/spgram.htm   (283 words)

 Spanish Verbs - Spanish Verb Lessons - Spanish Verb Conjugator - Learn Spanish Verbs - Free Spanish verb trainer
Prepositions in Spanish are invariable, that is, they do not take on masculine and feminine or singular and plural.
Some Spanish verbs can be more challenging to conjugate than others and some regular Spanish verbs can be highly irregular when conjugating in different tenses.
To learn Spanish verbs it is a matter of understanding how to conjugate the Spanish verbs and then practicing the Spanish verb conjugation.
www.helloworld.com.es   (450 words)

 Spanish Adjectives
Adjectives that change according to the gender of the noun end with a if the noun is feminine, and o if the noun is masculine.
For adjectives of plural nouns, add s to the adjective used for singular nouns.
The painted door The adjective painted is the past participle of to paint.
www2.msstate.edu /~krreddy/spanish/language/adjectives.html   (180 words)

 Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In Spanish, most adjectives can also be used with an article (la pequeña, lo más importante) to stand for the combined idea of noun and adjective (the small one, the most important thing).
When an adjective appears alongside a noun in English, the required order is: adjective + noun (the big hat, the green hat, the first hat, your hat).
Certain types of adjective in Spanish which do a job of identifying what is referred to or specifying quantity or volume (rather than describing a noun) usually precede the noun.
www.ups.edu /faculty/velez/Span_201_2/recursos/cap04/cap04_04.htm   (654 words)

 Chapter 3 - Nouns and Adjectives
An adjective referring to a plural noun, pronoun, or anything plural (even if not present in the sentence explicitly) must be plural.
The formation of plurals of nouns and adjectives in Spanish is simple: those ending in a vowel add -s, those ending in a consonant add -es.
The root adjective actual is an amigo falso or false friend, which has an unexpected meaning: "current," "present" (in the temporal sense of "at present").
users.ipfw.edu /jehle/deisenbe/readsp/Lesson_3_-_Nouns_and_adjectives.htm   (2181 words)

Adjectives are words that describe a noun or a pronoun.
Adjectives that are attributes or nationality generally follow a noun.
Most adjectives change form, depending upon whether the noun they modify is masculine or feminine and singular or plural.
www.businessspanish.com /LECCION/Adject.htm   (156 words)

 Adjectives - Feminine vs. Masculine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Some French adjectives are converted from feminine to masculine by removing the -e.
For some adjectives, there is no change from feminine to masculine.
To create examples for you to compare masculine adjectives to feminine adjectives, we use the nouns "man" and "woman" and then we pick virtures that can seen in both genders.
deutsch98.tripod.com /Four/adj1f.htm   (71 words)

 Spanish Lesson 2
If this is your first time visiting the Spanish Lessons, be sure to check out the first Lesson for an introduction to the course and to Spanish.
Adjectives like azul and verde, that end in a consonant or an -e, do not have separate masculine and feminine forms.
In Spanish, adjectives generally go after the noun they are describing.
www.june29.com /Spanish/lesson2.html   (1936 words)

 Learn to Speak Spanish, On-the-Go!
Whether you are learning to speak Spanish for business travel, a vacation, or just to broaden your cultural horizons, it's an exciting journey.
Illustrations make learning to speak Spanish more fun and interesting, and it goes without saying that making learning fun will increase the time you study.
The Spanish adjectives product shows an English adjective or adverb on the front of the card and sometimes its opposite as well as an illustration.
www.langexpress.com /learn-to-speak-spanish.htm   (523 words)

 LanguageGuide: Spanish Grammar: Adjectives
Usually adjectives come in masculine and feminine flavors and reflect the gender of the noun they describe.
Normally masculine adjectives end in an -o and feminine adjectives end in an -a.
If the adjectives ends in a consonant, an es is added to the end to make that adjective plural.
www.languageguide.org /espanol/grammar/adjectives.jsp   (134 words)

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The adjectives modify the noun or pronoun in some way.
These adjectives repeat or confirm the meaning of a word or words in the context.
Note that the adjectives have a written accent which makes the difference between the relative and interrogative adjectives.
www.spanishbooster.com /SpanishAdjectives.htm   (361 words)

 Spanish language: The Adjective
The adjectives ending by a vowel (but -o) or by a consonant (except for the above cases) have a common form for masculine and feminine, i.e.
Except for the adjectives ended by -a, the majority of the other uniform adjectives was inherited in Spanish from the Latin adjectives of the third declension.
all the adjectives terminated by -eo that are stressed on the antepenultimate syllable: momentáneo
www.orbilat.com /Languages/Spanish/Grammar/Spanish-Adjective.html   (217 words)

 Spanish Language Exercises - Self-Check - Adjectives
It covers eight color adjectives which refer to a Picasso painting.
If the answer is wrong, the object in the painting changes and the blank shows the correct answer.
Adjectives like: spoiled, rebellious, mischievous, submissive (yes, those are bad, too).
mld.ursinus.edu /~jarana/Ejercicios/self-check/adjectives.html   (177 words)

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