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Spanish Intensifiers. Avancemos 2 – Page 258. Spanish Intensifiers. In Spanish, there are a number of words as well as one suffix that can be used to intensify the meaning of other words. Spanish Intensifiers.

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Spanish intensifiers

Spanish Intensifiers

Avancemos 2 – Page 258


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Spanish Intensifiers

  • In Spanish, there are a number of words as well as one suffix that can be used to intensify the meaning of other words.


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Spanish Intensifiers

  • Intensifiers can be used with adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs. They include words like muy (very), mucho (much, a lot), and sumamente (extremely).

  • Es muy bonita.

  • She is very pretty.

  • Tenemos mucho dinero.

  • We have a lot of money.


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Spanish Intensifiers

  • The suffix “–ísimo” is an intensifier that can be attached to the end of many adjectives. It changes for gender and number:

  • Iftheadjectiveends in a vowel, dropitbeforeaddingtheending.

  • -ísimo, -ísimos, -ísima, -ísimas

  • bello (a)¡Esta cocina es bellísima!

  • Thiskitchenisvery (extremely) beautiful.


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Spanish Intensifiers

  • Whenthelastconsonant in theadjectiveisc, gorz, spellingchanges are requiredbeforeadding–ísimo (a, os, as).

  • c >qu

  • rico > riquísimo

  • g > gu

  • largo > larguísimo

  • z > c

  • feliz > felicísimo


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Spanish Intensifiers

  • Now translate these sentences:

  • The homework is really easy.

  • La tarea es facilísima.

  • Ana is absolutely beautiful.

  • Ana es bellísima.

  • They are super rich.

  • Ellos son riquísimos.


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