Adjectives of Nationality

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Adjectives of Nationality. Los adjetivos de nacionalidad are used to describe nationality.For example: Rosa es peruana.Rosa is Peruvian.In Spanish, adjectives of nationality do NOT get a capital letter.. Uses of Adjectives of Nationality. Adjectives of nationality are not just used to describe pe

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1. Adjectives of Nationality And a gender reminder

2. Adjectives of Nationality Los adjetivos de nacionalidad are used to describe nationality. For example: Rosa es peruana. Rosa is Peruvian. In Spanish, adjectives of nationality do NOT get a capital letter.

3. Uses of Adjectives of Nationality Adjectives of nationality are not just used to describe people, but things as well. We also do this in English. Ex: Colombian coffee Mexican food Cuban cigars

4. Identify the nouns Colombian coffee Mexican food Cuban cigars Which are the nouns? Do you know the Spanish translation for the nouns?

5. Translation of nouns Coffee= el café Food= la comida Cigars= los cigarros Now, determine the gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural) of the nouns

6. Gender with nouns Remember in Spanish all nouns have a gender. La computadora El proyector La clase El teléfono And adjectives don’t have gender or number, but change to match the noun they modify.

7. Adjective Agreement La computadora vieja El proyector negro La clase pequeña Los teléfonos rojos The adjectives morph to AGREE with the noun they describe.

8. Adjective rules Adjectives of nationality follow all adjective rules in Spanish. They must: Agree in gender and number with the noun they describe (modify) And typically come AFTER the noun they modify. (For now don’t worry about the exceptions.)

9. Colombian coffee Coffee= el café Now that you know the gender and number of the noun, describe the coffee as Colombian: café colombiano

10. Mexican food Mexican food Food= la comida Mexican food= La comida mexicana

11. Cuban cigars Cuban cigars Los cigarros= cigars Cigarros cubanos

12. Now, give it a whirl: Spanish paella (la paella) Peruvian flute (la flauta) Chilean wine (el vino) Mexican beaches (las playas) Colombian cumbia (la cumbia) Dominican merengue (el merengue)

13. 7. Spanish art (el arte) 8. Mexican states (los estados) 9. Venezuelan oil (el petróleo) 10. Spanish cities (las ciudades) 11. Argentinian restaurant (el restaurante) 12. Cuban music (la música)

14. 13. Nicaraguan political parties (los partidos políticos) 14. Guatemalan handicrafts (las artesanías) 15. Puerto Rican reggaeton (el regatón) 16. Spanish cooking (la cocina) 17. Costa Rican rainforest (la selva) 18. Peruvian origin (el origen)

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