Algunos adjetivos invariables

Understanding grammar is key to understanding a language.
Spanish grammar tips with Hotel Borbollón, online Spanish lessons.

Algunos adjetivos invariables

Reminder: Many adjectives are adapted to agree with the gender and the number of the noun they modify. However, some don’t change to agree with the gender (although they do with the number).

ella es pequeña; él es pequeño.

she’s small; he’s small.

ella está triste; él está triste.

she’s sad; he’s sad.

Most of the adjectives that don’t change end in:

  • -ista:

un futuro optimista; una carta optimista.

an optimistic future (masculine noun); an optimistic letter (feminine noun)

un niño amable; una niña amable.

a nice boy (masculine noun); a nice girl (feminine noun)

un final feliz; una familia feliz.

a happy ending (masculine noun); a happy family (feminine noun)

un trabajo ideal; una solución ideal.

the perfect job (masculine noun); the perfect solution (feminine noun)

un hombre débil; una mujer débil.

a weak man (masculine noun); a weak woman (feminine noun)

un bar popular; una cafetería popular.

a popular bar (masculine noun); a popular café (feminine noun)

un coche mejor; una persona mejor.

a better car (masculine noun); a better person (feminine noun)

Note: Some adjectives may also be nouns:

Un joven deportista; un deportista profesional.

a young athlete; a professional athlete

Taking your learning further

Still facing difficulties with 'Algunos adjetivos invariables'? Improve your Spanish with Gymglish - try our Spanish lessons for free now and receive a free level assessment!

Do you know any tips to avoid making mistakes with 'Algunos adjetivos invariables'? Share it with us!

Improve your Spanish further and test Hotel Borbollón, online Spanish lessons.