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Adjectives in Spanish

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Adjectives in Spanish

We’ve been working on the verb ser, masculine and feminine & singular and plural.

Adjectives in Spanish
Part 1

If an adjective (a word that describes a noun=person, place or thing) ends in an “-0″, it has 4 different forms:

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Example:
 agrio – sour

un limón es agrio
una manzana verde es agria
los limones son agrios
las manzanas verdes son agrias

 

All of the following adjectives follow this same pattern.

agrio – sour
alto – tall
bajo – short
barato – inexpensive
bello – beautiful
bonito – pretty
caro – expensive
corto – short
delgado – thin
delicioso – delicious
duro – hard
gordo – fat
guapo – good looking
largo – long
lento – slow
moderno – modern
nuevo – slow
rápido – fast
simpático – nice (person)
viejo – old

 

 

Colores

amarillo – yellow
anaranjado – 
orange
blanco – 
white
morado – purple
negro –
 black
rojo – 
red

 

Nacionalidades – (partial list)
note that in Spanish nationalities are not capitalized

boliviano – Bolivian
chileno
– Chilean
cubano
– Cuban
mexicano 
– Mexican
peruano – 
Peruvian
paraguayo -Paraguayan
uruguayo –
 Uruguayan
venezolano
 Venezuelan

 

Ejemplos:
1. En Haiti, las montañas son altas. – In Haiti the mountains are tall.

2. Eliades y su esposa son cubanos. – Eliades and his wife are Cuban.

3. chile rojo / salsa roja – Red chile / red salsa

4. una flor amarilla – a yellow flower

5. Miguel es muy simpático / Selena es muy simpática, también. – Michael is really nice / Selena is very nice, too.

 

Action steps: In your notebook
1. Match up opposites
2. Describe objects. Notice gender and number agreement
3. As you read and listen to Spanish make note of when you hear this agreement. It’s every where!

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