How To Use The 15 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 15 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?

10. antiguo/a — old


  • El castillo es antiguo. — The castle is old.
  • La tradición es antigua y significativa. — The tradition is old and meaningful.

11. rápido/a — fast


  • El tren es rápido y eficiente. — The train is fast and efficient.
  • El corredor es rápido. — The runner is fast.

12. joven — young


  • El artista es joven y talentoso. — The artist is young and talented.
  • La generación joven es innovadora. — The young generation is innovative.

13. feliz — happy


  • Ella está feliz con su logro. — She is happy with her achievement.
  • El niño está feliz. — The child is happy.

14. lleno/a — full


  • El vaso está lleno de agua. — The glass is full of water.
  • El estadio está lleno de aficionados. — The stadium is full of fans.

15. vacío/a — empty


  • El cuarto está vacío y silencioso. — The room is empty and quiet.
  • Mi estómago está vacío. — The stomach is empty.

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