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Words that describe people and things are called adjectives.

Words that describe people and things are called adjectives.

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Words that describe people and things are called adjectives.

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  1. Words that describe people and things are called adjectives. • Most Spanish adjectives have two forms: masculine (ends in -o like simpático) andfeminine (ends in -a like estudiosa). • Masculine adjectives are used with masculine nouns: Tomásessimpático. • Feminine adjectives are used with feminine nouns: Luisa esestudiosa. • Adjectives that end in -e and -istamay be used with either masculine or feminine nouns: Tomásesinteligente. Luisa esinteligentetambién. Marcos esmuydeportista. Ana esmuydeportistatambién. • Adjectives with the masculine form -dorhave -doraas the feminine form: Juan estrabajador. Susana estrabajadoratambién

  2. Definite and indefinite articles • • • El and la are the Spanish definite articles. They mean the same as “the” in English. • You use el with masculine nouns: el libro. • You use la with feminine nouns:la carpeta. • • Un and unaare the Spanish indefinite articles. They mean the same as “a” and “an” in English. • You use un with masculine nouns: un libro. • You use unawith feminine nouns: unacarpeta.

  3. Placement of adjectives English adjectives usually come before the noun they describe. Spanish adjectives usually come after the noun they describe: • Olga esunachicatalentosa. Many Spanish sentences follow this pattern: subject noun + verb + indefinite article and noun + adjective • 1 2 3 4 • Roberto esun estudiantebueno. • 1 2 3 4 • Serena esunachicainteligente.