Adjectives. Spanish One ch.2. Los adjetivos:. Adjectives : Words that modify nouns En español, most adjectives have either two or four forms When using adjectives in Spanish, one must always consider PLACEMENT and AGREEMENT . ADJECTIVE AGREEMENT:.
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Spanish One ch.2
If an adjective ends in O, A, OS or AS then it will usually have four forms and the form that you use in any given sentence must agree with the noun that it modifies.
simpátco (m/s)simpática (f/s)
simpáticos (m/p) simpáticas (f/p)
If an adjective ends in DOR or DORA then it will usually have four forms and the form that you use in any given sentence must agree with the noun that it modifies.
trabajador (m/s) trabajadora (f/s)
trabajadores (m/p) trabajadoras(f/p)
If an adjective ends in something other than these two, then it will usually have only two forms – singular and plural.
inteligente (s) inteligentes (p)
PLACEMENT OF ADJECTIVES
Exceptions to the rule…:
The adjectives good (bueno) and bad (malo) are descriptive adjectives but are generally placed in front of the nouns they modify.
Also adjectives that reflect an inherent quality of the noun
(cold ice) are also placed in front of the noun.
un libro blanco
tres cuadernos de español
some school backpacks
a big desk
five English books
two Spanish students
a disorganized notebook
four hard working boys
unas mochilas de escuela
un pupitre grande
cinco libros de inglés
dos estudiantes de español
un cuaderno desordenado
cuatro chicos trabajadores