Adjective agreement with more than one noun

Reminder: adjectives agree in gender and number with the noun.

Un hotel céntrico.

A central hotel.

Una buena persona.

A good person.

If there is more than one noun before an adjective:

  • Two or more nouns of the same gender → adjective: same gender as the nouns, plural.

Un cocinero y un camarero simpáticos.

A nice cook and waiter.

Unas enchiladas y unas quesadillas mexicanas.

Some Mexican enchiladas and quesadillas.

  • Mixture of masculine and feminine nouns → adjective: masculine and plural.

Un traje y una corbata blancos.

A white suite and tie.

Unos auriculares y una impresora inalámbricos.

A wireless headset and printer.

If the adjective goes before two or more nouns, it agrees with the nearest one.

Las queridas joyas y gatos de Betty.

Betty's beloved jewels and cats.

Los queridos gatos y joyas de Betty.

Betty's beloved cats and jewels.

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