MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

911 views

What is adjectival agreement?

Adjectival agreement means that the adjective 'agrees' with the noun it's describing in gender and number.

 

Number

This is nice and simple in Spanish. If you have more than one of something, put an S on the end of the adjective, as well as the noun.

For example:

El gato negro. (The black cat.)

Los gatos negros. (The black cats.)

 

Gender

Spanish nouns are either masculine or feminine*. The adjective must agree with the gender of the noun.

In most cases, end the adjective with an O for masculine, and an A for feminine. 

E.g.

El gato negro. (The black cat.)

La casa negra. (The black house.)

 

Some adjectives stay the same whether they are describing a masculine or a feminine noun. These adjectives usually end in E.

E.g. Grande (big), Verde (green).

They must still agree in number.

E.g.

Las casas verdes. (The green houses.)

Los gatos grandes. (The big cats.)

 

Don't forget, the noun generally comes before the adjective.

 

*See my explanation for masculine and feminine nouns.

Floss T. GCSE Spanish tutor

2 years ago

Answered by Floss, a GCSE Spanish tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

99 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Beth C.

Degree: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

Subjects offered:Spanish, History+ 5 more

Spanish
History
French
English Literature
-Personal Statements-
-Oxbridge Preparation-

“A kind and patient tutor studying Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge”

MyTutor guarantee

Clorrie Y. A Level Spanish tutor, GCSE Spanish tutor, A Level French ...
£20 /hr

Clorrie Y.

Degree: Modern Languages and Cultures (French and Spanish) (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered:Spanish, History+ 2 more

Spanish
History
French
-Personal Statements-

“French and Spanish student at Durham University offering tuition suited to all abilities.”

£22 /hr

Zahra S.

Degree: Modern and Medieval Languages (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

Subjects offered:Spanish, Italian+ 3 more

Spanish
Italian
French
-Personal Statements-
-Oxbridge Preparation-

“Hi! I'm Zahra and I'm currently studying French and Spanish at the University of Cambridge.”

About the author

Floss T. GCSE Spanish tutor

Floss T.

Currently unavailable: for regular students

Degree: Spanish and Italian (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered:Spanish

Spanish

“Friendly, enthusiastic, experienced tutor from the University of Bristol, ready to help you with your Spanish GCSE.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Floss

How do I form and use the Perfect Tense?

How do I know if a noun is masculine or feminine?

What is adjectival agreement?

When should I use Usted/Ustedes and the 'vosotros' (2nd person plural) form?

Other GCSE Spanish questions

How can I boost my essay mark?

When do I use the verb 'ser' and when do I use the verb 'estar'?

How do we form the present continuous ?

When should I use Pretérito Perfecto and Pretérito Indefinido?

View GCSE Spanish tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok