Adjective agreement

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Adjective agreement

Most Spanish adjectives must agree with the noun they describe in terms of gender and number.

SingularPlural
-a-asuna chica linda > unas chicas lindas one pretty girl > some pretty girls
-o-osun chico lindo > unos chicos lindos one cute boy > some cute boys

Una cirujana buena; unas cirujanas buenas; un hotel bonito; unos hoteles bonitos.

A good surgeon; some good surgeons; a nice hotel; some nice hotels.

Note: Some adjectives don’t have a different masculine or feminine form:

Una mujer amable; un hombre amable; unas personas egoístas; unos niños egoístas.

A nice woman; a nice man; some selfish people; some selfish kids


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