Descriptive or qualifying adjectives characterize a noun by giving it a unique quality and usually follow the noun in Spanish. Here is a list of some commonly used descriptive adjectives. It is not all inclusive, but can be used for discussion.
In Spanish, adjectives are words that are used to describe or identify a person or thing (tall – alto, famous –famoso, red –rojo, etc.). Some adjectives are used to limit the word they modify, while others are used to indicate the possessor. Finally, a few are used to clarify the non-existence of a noun or to phrase a question.
Many of the most common Spanish adjectives end in –o and have the following four forms:
–o, –os, –a, –as
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