Adjectives                                                                                Practice exercises

  1. Adjectives are describing words, e.g. a blue pen, a baggy T-shirt
  2. Adjectives in Spanish agree in gender, i.e. masculine/feminine (e.g. un boli azul, una camiseta holgada) and in number, i.e. singular/plural with the noun they describe, (e.g. dos bolis azules, unas camisetas holgadas)
  3. You will notice from the above examples that that adjectives usually come after the noun.
Adjectives ending in -o
Masculine singular Feminine singular Masculine plural Feminine plural English translation
rojo roja rojos rojas red
pequeño pequeña pequeños pequeñas small
divertido divertida divertidos divertidas fun
 
Adjectives ending in a consonant or an -e
Masculine singular Feminine singular Masculine plural Feminine plural English translation
azul azules blue
marrón marrones brown
joven jóvenes young
libre libres free
 
Adjectives of nationality, region or place
Masculine singular Feminine singular Masculine plural Feminine plural English translation
español española españoles españolas Spanish
andaluz andaluza andaluces andaluzas Andalusian
 
Adjectives ending in -or, -án, -ín or -ón
Masculine singular Feminine singular Masculine plural Feminine plural English translation
trabajador trabajadora trabajadores trabajadoras hard working
holgazán holgazana holgazanes holgazanas idle
chiquitín chiquitina chiquitines chiquitinas tiny
mandón mandona mandones mandonas bossy
 
Invariable adjectives
  1. (de color) naranja, (de color) rosa, (de color) lila
  2. compound colour adjectives, e.g. verde oscuro, azul claro

 

Notes

Apocopation of adjectives.

Adjectives which come before the noun.

Adjectives which vary their meaning according to their position.