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The 9 Most Common Adjectives In Spanish

Learning the most common adjectives in Spanish can help you differentiate between things, whether they be grande or pequeño. Here’s a few to get you going!
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The 9 Most Common Adjectives In Spanish

When you first start learning a language, you’ll be confronted by a huge amount of vocabulary. Learning the names of all the different things you’ll encounter is worthwhile, but when you’re running around in a different country, sometimes you’ll encounter something you don’t remember the noun for. Fortunately, there’s something that can save you: adjectives! Learning the most common adjectives in Spanish will help you distinguish between things or refer to things when the name is right on the tip of your tongue. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most important Spanish adjectives, which should give you a good grounding in your studies. And if you’re looking to brush up on your Spanish verbs, too, we have a guide for that.

1. Bueno/a – Good

Examples:

El té de tomillo es bueno para la tos. – Thyme tea is good for coughs.
¡Qué bueno! – That’s great!

2. Bonito/a (Spain), Lindo/a (Latin America) – Beautiful

Examples:

Esa playa es muy bonita. – That beach is very pretty.
¡Que lindo es el monitor de esquí! – What a cute ski instructor!

3. Importante – Important

Examples:

Mi salud es importante para mi. – My health is important to me.
Uxmal es una ciudad maya muy importante. – A very important Mayan city

4. Mucho/a – Many, much, very

Examples:

Lo siento mucho. – I am very sorry.
Parece que en este barrio viven muchos artistas. – Many artists are supposed to live in this quarter.

5. Difícil – Difficult

Examples:

Aprender español no es muy difícil. – To learn Spanish is not very difficult.
Es muy díficil elegir. – It’s very difficult to choose.

6. Grande – Big

Examples:

La casa grande – The big house
Tenemos una tienda grande. – We have a big tent.

7. Pequeño/a – Small

Examples:

El pequeño pueblo pintoresco tiene solo veinte habitantes. – The small picturesque village has only twenty inhabitants.
El hermano pequeño – The little brother

8. Divertido/a – Funny

Examples:

¡Qué divertido! – How funny!
¡Es divertido pasar la aspiradora! – It’s fun to vacuum!

9. Fácil – Easy

Examples:

La melodía es bastante fácil de cantar. – The tune is quite easy to sing.
¿Fue fácil vivir juntos? – Was it easy to live together?

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