Adjective gender

In Spanish, adjectives can be feminine or masculine, depending on the noun they describe.

To form the feminine, we generally use the ending -a.

Ella es alta.

She is tall.

La comida está rica.

The meal is delicious.

To form the masculine, we generally use the ending -o.

Él está contento.

He is pleased.

El gato es negro.

The cat is black.

Adjectives ending in -e, and most of those ending in a consonant, do not change to match the gender of the noun they describe.

Ella es amable. / Él es amable.

She is kind. / He is kind.

Ana es inteligente. / Teo es inteligente.

Ana is intelligent. / Teo is intelligent.

Una tarea difícil. / Un trabajo difícil.

A difficult task. / A difficult job.

Ella está feliz. / Él está feliz.

She is happy. / He is happy.

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