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 are a few to get you going!
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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.

The top 5 Spanish adjectives with examples for bueno, bonito, lindo, importante, mucho and difícil.

The Top 9 Spanish Adjectives

1. bueno/a — good, great


  • 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, pretty, cute


  • 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


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

4. mucho/a — many, much, very


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

5. difícil — difficult


  • Aprender español no es muy difícil. — Learning Spanish is not very difficult.
  • Es muy díficil elegir. — It’s very difficult to choose.

6. grande — big


  • la casa grande — the big house
  • Tenemos una tienda grande. — We have a big tent.

7. pequeño/a — small, little


  • 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 — fun, funny


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

9. fácil — easy


  • 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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