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Spanish Grammar – Spanish adjective agreement

Trying to learn Spanish can be tough. This brief Spanish Lessonwill show some grammar tips about the correct use of adjectives in the Spanish language. Different languages have different conventions on how to phrase nouns adjectives and the like, so when trying to grasp a new language, it is important that leaning about these conventions is included in the education process.

The main focus of this tutorial is Spanish adjective agreement and Spanish noun-adjective agreement. Learning how to employ both of these rules when learning Spanish is very important but also quite simple. Once the general rules have been remembered, they can easily be applied in speaking the Spanish language.

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The Spanish adjective agreement follows some very different conventions to the English language. For example when using adjetivo Spanish (Spanish adjectives) it is important to know that adjectives in the Spanish language can be either plural or singular. Another thing to know is that Spanish adjectives and be feminine or masculine in nature. An example could be the singular adjective use of the word happy is “Feliz” whereas the plural from is “felices”. So if one was saying “I am happy” the word that would be used is “Feliz”. If the sentence were “this group of people are happy” the word “felices” would be used instead.

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In terms of the adjectives being feminine or masculine in nature, this is a rule that is pretty easy to apply. For feminine adjective, words describing a female, the word ends with the letter “a”. For masculine adjectives, words used to describe a male, the adjective would end in the letter “o”. An example of this would be a woman was being described as small the word used in this case would be “pequena”. If it were a man that was being described as small, the word used would be “pequeno”.

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Spanish noun adjective agreement follows the principals above. If it is a singular noun that you are describing, the singular form of adjective would be used. For a plural noun, the plural adjective would be applied. If relating this to the examples given above the noun “I” in the “I am happy” statement is singular, hence the use of the singular adjective. In the example “this group of people are happy”, “people” is plural so hence the use of the plural adjective. It applies in a similar fashion with masculine and feminine adjectives. If the noun being described is feminine, for example a girl, the feminine form of the adjective would be used. For an adjective describing a masculine noun such as a man, the masculine adjective would be applied.

This gives just a small insight into Spanish Grammar. For those who are interested in learning how to speak the Spanish language there are a range of Spanish online courses available. Ensure that these courses are always accredited and offered through well-known and trusted providers. This will ensure that the best learning outcomes are achieved from a Spanish lesson.

 

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