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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 are a few to get you going!
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.

The Most Common Adjectives In Spanish

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. – Uxmal is 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 neighborhood.

5. Difícil – Difficult

Examples:

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

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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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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