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¡EMPECEMOS!
 02 AUG 2018 | WELCOME | POST #1
 1 MIN | by Spectrum Monkey

Welcome to the Spectrum Monkey Blog Zone. Let's begin our journey!

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PROGRESS UPDATE
 06 AUG 2018 | SITE UPDATE | POST #2
 2 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

A short progress report of site development to date.

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LEARN YOUR ABCs
 08 AUG 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #3
 20 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Pronunciation - Let's not run before we can "talk".

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ACCENTS AND ACCENTS
 14 AUG 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #4
 10 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Following on from our ABCs. Why accents are important, both kinds!

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ADJECTIVES QUIZ
 17 AUG 2018 | LEARNING TOOL | POST #5
 3 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

How to get the most from the Adjectives Quiz.

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DECONSTRUCTING 10
SPANISH PHRASES

 23 AUG 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #6
 15 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Let's looks at 10 simple Spanish phrases and really understand their sentence construction.

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NUMBERS, TIMES, DATES & GENDER AGREEMENT
 28 AUG 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #7
 20 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Exploring different types of numbers in Spanish and how they are affected by gender agreement.

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DAYS AND MONTHS CONTINUED
 30 AUG 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #8
 20 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Continuing on from the previous post. Let's expand our vocabulary beyond just numbers.

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ASKING QUESTIONS
 05 SEP 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #9
 10 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Examining how questions are formed in Spanish, using statement phrases and question words.

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SALUTATIONS
 14 SEP 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #10
 15 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Exploring common ways to say Hello and Goodbye in various situation.

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ADVERBS
 24 SEP 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #11
 7 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Introducing more concepts of Spanish grammar.

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THE RAIN IN SPAIN STAYS MAINLY ON THE PLANE
 27 SEP 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #12
 10 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

¡El tiempo! - Looking at different ways to describe the weather.

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5 SPANISH WORDS THAT DON'T EXIST IN ENGLISH
 3 OCT 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #13
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Let’s look at five different words that have no direct English translation and see what we can learn.

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NOUNS
 10 OCT 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #14
 12 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

A beginner's guide to nouns, and why we have gender agreement.

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ARTICLES
 15 OCT 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #15
 8 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Following our recent lesson on Nouns. Let's explore the articles that accompany them.

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ANTONYMS: BECAUSE OPPOSITES ATTRACT!
 17 OCT 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #16
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Learning words with their opposites in pairs.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO VERBS
 30 OCT 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #17
 12 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Scratching the surface of "doing" words.

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VERB PARADIGMS AND PATTERNS
 08 NOV 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #18
 20 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Continuing to explore verb forms. Learning by patterns.

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DIMINUTIVES
 13 NOV 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #19
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Words that are not only reserved for small cute things.

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AY, HAY, AHÍ OR ALLÍ?
 19 NOV 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #20
 4 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Demystifying some common words that are phonetically similar.

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MORE PAST TENSES AND AUXILIARY VERBS
 29 NOV 2018 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #21
 15 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Learning more verb tenses, and how to use the auxiliary verb haber.

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MOODS AND MORE SIMPLE FORM VERB TENSES
 10 DEC 2018 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #22
 15 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Expressing commands, ideas, feelings and opinions with the subjunctive and imperative tenses.

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¡FELIZ NAVIDAD A TODOS!
 17 DEC 2018 | BEGINNER | POST #23
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Seasons greetings! A festive look at some Spanish Christmas phrases.

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YET MORE SIMPLE FORM VERB TENSES
 30 DEC 2018 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #24
 10 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Finishing our look at simple form verb tenses: The conditional and imperfect subjunctive.

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IRREGULAR VERBS
 10 JAN 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #25
 15 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Let's talk about verbs that don't follow the rules.

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SPANISH OMELETTE | TORTILLA DE PATATAS
 15 JAN 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #26
 10 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Indulging our inner foodie with this Spanish classic.

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5 CANARIAN WORDS
 19 JAN 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #27
 3 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Five interesting yet completely different Spanish words that originate from the Canary Islands.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO PRONOUNS
 22 JAN 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #28
 15 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Taking our first look at one of the most fiddly aspects of Spanish grammar.

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VERB CONJUGATION TOOL
 24 JAN 2019 | LEARNING TOOL | POST #29
 1 MIN | by Spectrum Monkey

Introducing the Spectrum Monkey verb conjugation tool.

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¿SER O ESTAR?
 31 JAN 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #30
 12 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

“To be, or not to be, what is the difference?”

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NI
 08 FEB 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #31
 3 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Exploring a tiny little word that deserves a proper explanation.

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EL DÍA DE SAN VALENTÍN
 12 FEB 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #32
 10 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Dissecting six “romantic” phrases in time for St. Valentine’s Day.

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RELATIVE PRONOUNS
 19 FEB 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #33
 15 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Continuing our look at fiddly Spanish grammar with relative pronouns.

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CONJUNCTIONS
 26 FEB 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #34
 8 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

A brief look at linking words with some interesting alternative forms.

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SPANISH FITNESS AND EXERCISE CLASSES
 07 MAR 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #35
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

How keeping fit in groups can improve our Spanish.

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OBJECT PRONOUNS
 14 MAR 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #36
 20 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Furthering our look at Spanish pronouns with direct and indirect object pronouns.

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REFLEXIVE VERBS
 20 MAR 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #37
 10 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Actions where we act upon ourselves

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¿POR O PARA?
 26 MAR 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #38
 15 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Explaining two easily confused prepositions.

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YA
 30 MAR 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #39
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

A word every newcomer should know "already".

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O SEA
 03 APR 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #40
 2 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

An expression not only reserved for young people.

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THE FUTURE SUBJUNCTIVE TENSE
 05 APR 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #41
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Ideas for the future that have been left in the past.

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THE PERSONAL “A”
 09 APR 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #42
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Explaining a very Spanish preposition.

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COMPOUND VERB TENSES
 18 APR 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #43
 10 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Describing actions completed and on-going.

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THE PASSIVE VOICE
 26 APR 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #44
 8 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Focusing on the action rather than the subject.

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NEGATIVES
 29 APR 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #45
 7 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Learning how to form negative sentences.

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SPANISH CAFÉ CULTURE
 09 MAY 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #46
 10 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Beyond just ordering a coffee.

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¿ESTE O ESTO?
 12 MAY 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #47
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Is it really this one?

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“ACABAR DE...”
 21 MAY 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #48
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

How to express having just done something.

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FILLER WORDS | MULETILLAS
 25 MAY 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #49
 9 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Muletillas: words that offer us a little support through conversations.

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“AL + INFINITIVE” CONSTRUCTIONS
 05 JUN 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #50
 4 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

An alternative way to describe when things are occurring.

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HABER
 13 JUN 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #51
 7 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Expressing existence.

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FALSE FRIENDS
 23 JUN 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #52
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Words that aren't what they seem.

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5 TIPS THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR SPANISH
 01 JUL 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #53
 9 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Some simple tips that will help us remain on the right path.

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ADJECTIVES: PART 1
 10 JUL 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #54
 12 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Taking a closer look at describing words.

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ADJECTIVES: PART 2


 18 JUL 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #55
 17 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Continuing our look at describing words.

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Last time in Adjectives: Part 1 we learnt that adjectives are describing words. Usually we think of descriptions being things like physical attributes such as red, old or tall, or even states like sad, late or agreeable. We also reminded ourselves of the importance of gender and plurality agreement in the Spanish language.

Today we’re going to look at in greater detail other types of adjectives that not only describe attributes or states, but also describe relationships and/or can be categorised in other ways.

Comparative adjectives
Comparative adjectives are used to show change or make comparisons.

In English, comparative adjectives are usually formed by taking an adjective and appending -er, thus fast becomes faster, happy becomes happier, quick becomes quicker, big becomes bigger and so on. This is NOT something that occurs in Spanish.

Alternatively, we can prefix adjectives with either more or less. For instance: less happy, less important, more acceptable and so on.

In Spanish, comparative adjectives are constructed with a similar principle of prefixing either the word “más”(more) or “menos” (less) in front of another adjective. Let’s see a few examples of this:

Spanish Meaning
“El coche blanco es más rápido The white car is faster
“Es un coche más rápido It’s a faster car
“Esto es más importante This is more important
“Esto es menos importante This is less important
“La pizza es menos cara que la ensalada” The pizza is less expensive than the salad
“Es más oscuro de lo que parace” It’s darker than it seems

Unless referring to a pre-mentioned person or thing, we usually need to introduce the person or thing we are comparing to. This is done with the word “que” which in this instance functions to mean than. In the case of a comparison with a verbal construction we use “de lo que” to mean than.

For comparisons of equality we sandwich the adjective with “tan” and “como” to create constructions like “Ella es tan alta como tú” (She is as tall as you).

There are four Spanish comparative adjectives that do not require the addition of “más” or “menos”. These are “mejor” (better), “peor” (worse), “mayor” (older/larger) and “menor” (younger/smaller). These forms must agree with plurality when appropriate so “mayor” becomes “mayores” etc...

Spanish Meaning
“Soy mayor que él” I’m older than him
“Son mayores que él” They are older than him
“Es peor de lo que pensaba” It’s worse than I thought
Mejor que nunca” Better than ever
“El número es menor de lo que esperado” The number is smaller than expected

Superlative adjectives
Superlative adjectives are usually used to describe the most or least of something.

In English, superlatives end in -est. Examples are: biggest, happiest, fattest and so on. Again, this is not the case in Spanish.

Superlatives may also be formed in English by prefixing the adjective with most or least. For instance: most expensive, least interesting etc…

In Spanish, superlatives like comparative adjectives are formed with “más” or “menos” plus the addition of an article (el/la/los/las). Let’s see some examples:

Spanish Meaning
“Ese es el punto más alto That is the highest point
“¿Son los más altos?” Are they the tallest?
“Ella es la menos feliz She is the least happy
El hombre más rico del mundo” The richest man in the world

The four single-word comparative adjectives “mejor”, “peor”, “mayor” and “menor” may also be converted into superlatives with the addition of an article (el/la/los/las).

Spanish Meaning
El mejor The best one
Las peores mesas” The worst tables

Remember that when used as superlatives “mejor”, “peor”, “mayor” and “menor” must also agree with plurality to become “mejores”, “peores”, “mayores” and “menores”

Demonstrative adjectives
Demonstrative adjectives add information about which specific person, place or thing being described. In English, words like this, that, these, those and even yonder are examples demonstrative adjectives.

We have already indirectly covered this topic here on Spectrum Monkey in our post ¿Este o esto? whereby we explain the difference between these two demonstrative pronouns.

Words like this and that can function both as demonstrative pronouns and demonstrative adjectives. When the word accompanies a noun then it functions as an adjective and will always precede the noun “Este año” (this year). However, when used in isolation then it functions as a pronoun “Este es el año” (this is the year)

The following is a list of demonstrative adjectives found in Spanish:

Spanish Agreement type Meaning
“Este” masculine singular this
“Esta” feminine singular this
“Estos” masculine plural these
“Estas” feminine plural these
“Ese” masculine singular that
“Esa” feminine singular that
“Esos” masculine plural those
“Esas” feminine plural those
“Aquel” masculine singular that / yonder
“Aquella” feminine singular that / yonder
“Aquellos” masculine plural those / yonder
“Aquellas” feminine plural those / yonder

The “ese” forms and “aquel” forms both mean that in the singular and those in the plural. The difference being “ese” describes that (right there), whereas “aquel” describes that (over there) much further way or yonder.

Spanish Meaning
Ese coche es rojo” That car is red
Esos libros son pesados” Those books are heavy
“¿Conoces a esas chicas?” Do you know those girls?
“¿Puedes ver aquella montaña?” Can you see that mountain (yonder) ?

Interrogative adjectives
Interrogative adjectives are another class of word that we have indirectly covered before here on Spectrum Monkey with our look at Asking Questions. Then we learnt about forming questions with question words. Three such question words are “qué” (meaning what, which and sometimes how), “cuál / cuáles” (meaning which) and “cuánto / cuánta / cuántos / cuántas” (meaning how much or how many depending on the form). These are all deemed interrogative adjectives when placed directly in front of a noun.

Notice that “qué” and the various forms of “cuál” and “cuánto” each have accented vowels when used as question words or as exclamations. Let’s see some examples of using interrogative adjectives:

Spanish Meaning
“¿Cuáles coches?” Which cars?
“¿Qué tipo de música prefieres?” What kind of music do you prefer?
“¿Cuántas personas vinieron a la fiesta?” How many people came to the party?
“¡Qué pena!” What a pity!
“¡Qué maravilloso!” How wonderful!

Possessive adjectives

Possessive adjectives accompany a noun to show that something or someone belongs to another. Words like my, your, his, its, their, our are all examples of possessive adjectives. For instance “Es mi perro” (It's my dog).

As you might expect this type of adjective must agree with both gender and plurality in Spanish. Let's take a look at the various forms

    Meaning
“mi” “mi” “mis” “mis” my
“tu” “tu” “tus” “tus” your
“su” “su” “sus” “sus” his / her /its / your (formal)
“nuestro” “nuestra” “nuestros” “nuestras” our
“vuestro” “vuestra” “vuestros” “vuestras” your
“su” “su” “sus” “sus” their / your (formal)

There is another set of possessive adjectives that also show belonging using words like mine or yours. For instance, you could say “Él es un amigo mío” (He is a friend of mine) instead of “Él es mi amigo” (He is my friend).

Let’s see how these alternative forms look:

    Meaning
“míó” “mía” “míos” “mías” of mine
“tuyo” “tuya” “tuyos” “tuyas” of yours
“suyo” “suya” “suyos” “suyas” of his / of hers / of its / of yours (formal)
“nuestro” “nuestra” “nuestros” “nuestras” of ours
“vuestro” “vuestra” “vuestros” “vuestras” of yours
“suyo” “suya” “suyos” “suyas” of theirs / of yours (formal)

Let’s see some examples of using both types of possessive adjective side by side so we can compare and contrast their usage:

Spanish Meaning Spanish Meaning
“Estos son mis libros” These are my books “Estos libros son míos These books are mine
“¿Dónde están nuestros abrigos?” Where are our coats? “¿Has visto esos abrigos nuestros?” Have you seen those coats of ours?
“¿Te duele la cabeza?” Does your head hurt? “¡Esos ojos tuyos! ¡Guauu!” Those eyes of yours! Wow!

Notice that in the example meaning “Does your head hurts?” we are literally saying “To you hurts the head?”. In Spanish we do not use possessive adjectives like “mi” (my) or “tu” (your) when referring to parts of the body, as the possession is implied. Instead we use el, la, los or las as appropriate and the possession is expressed with a pronoun accompanying the verb, in this case “te” (to you).

With words like mi, tu and su the adjective sits before the noun, whereas words like mío, tuyo and suyo follow the noun.

All possessive adjectives agree with the thing they are describing and not the owner.

Indefinite adjectives
We briefly mentioned one type of indefinite adjective last time when we learnt that “cada” is in fact an indefinite adjective that doesn’t change form at all. This however is an exception, as normally indefinite adjectives observe the usual gender and plurality agreement.

So, what are indefinite adjectives?

An indefinite adjective is one that gives a non-specific description. Words like some, any, each, few, too many, much and so on are all examples of indefinite adjectives. They are often used to quantify or express the extent of things without certainty. Let’s see a list of the various forms:

    Meaning
“algún” “alguna” “algunos” “algunas” some / a few / any
“cada” “cada” “cada” “cada” each / every
“cierto” “cierta” “ciertos” “ciertas” certain / specific / true
“demasiado” “demasiada” “demasiados” “demasiadas” too much / too many
“mismo” “misma” “mismos” “mismas” same
“mucho” “mucha” “muchos” “muchas” much / many / a lot of / lots of
“otro” “otra” “otros” “otras” other / another
“poco” “poca” “pocos” “pocas” few / a little
“tanto” “tanta” “tantos” “tantas” so much / so many
“todo” “toda” “todos” “todas” all / every / each / all of
- - “varios” “varias” several

Rather like English, in Spanish indefinite adjectives come before the noun they accompany. Let’s see some examples:

Spanish Meaning
“Ponme otra ceverza” Give me another beer
“Al final, fue demasiada comida para mí” In the end, it was too much food for me
“Tenemos los mismos amigos” We have the same friends
Algún día” Some day
“¿Hay leche?” Is there any milk?

Notice that in the last example, the Spanish doesn’t include an adjective, yet it still translates to use the word “any”.

Why isn’t the word “alguna” used?

In Spanish we don’t usually include a word to mean “any” when we are describing things that we don’t normally count. So things like milk, butter, sugar, coffee are not normally counted, thus do not require a form of “algún”.

Word order
Adjectives can be used in isolation or along side the noun they are adding information to. When accompanying a noun, it is fair to say that generally they will follow the noun. This is different to English where the adjective will always precede the noun. “La casa blanca” (the white house).

There are however a number of Spanish adjectives that, like English, will precede the noun that they accompany.

Adjective type Example Meaning
Numbers Siete islas” Seven islands
Demonstrative Este coche” This car
Possessive (mi, tu etc but not mío, tuyo etc) Mi amigo” My friend
Interrogative “¿Cuáles coches?” Which cars?
Indefinite Cada vez” Every time
Short-form Buen día” Good day

Some adjectives can be placed both before AND after the noun. In this case the meaning will change, at times very subtly. However, these can be considered as idiomatic, rather than following any kind of rule. So they are best learnt as pieces of vocabulary.

Examples being: “la media luna” (the half moon) and “la altura media” (the average height)

Conclusion | En conclusión
We have covered an enormous amount of ground over the last two posts. Who knew that adjectives could be so involved?! Certainly there are some words that we often don’t even realise are used adjectively, as they are more commonly used as adverbs or pronouns. However, it certainly serves us well to understand the difference when we want to form Spanish phrases correctly.

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DO YOU LIKE IT OR DOES IT PLEASE YOU?
 23 JUL 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #56
 8 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Demystifying so-called back to front verbs.

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SORRY / FORGIVE ME / EXCUSE ME
 26 JUL 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #57
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Looking at different ways to apologise in Spanish.

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WHEN TO USE ARTICLES
 10 AUG 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #58
 8 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Mastering when to include or omit articles in Spanish.

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“POR LO…” EXPRESSIONS
 11 AUG 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #59
 8 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Dissecting six useful constructions that use por and lo.

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5 IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS USING DAR
 22 AUG 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #60
 7 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Continuing our look at some more idiomatic expressions.

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WHAT
 26 AUG 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #61
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Distinguishing between the different ways to express what in Spanish.

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WHEN TO USE THE PERFECT TENSE
 03 SEP 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #62
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Describing recently completed actions.

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SWEARING IN SPANISH
 07 SEP 2019 | BEGINNER | NSFW | POST #63
 7 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

How to curse using a few choice Spanish words.

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COGNATES
 14 SEP 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #64
 8 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Words that are the same or similar in both English and Spanish.

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THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE TENSE
 25 SEP 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #65
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Describing on-going actions that are happening right now.

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VERBS OF CHANGE
 07 OCT 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #66
 12 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Looking at different ways to express becoming.

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5 WAYS TO USE “ACUERDO”
 15 OCT 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #67
 10 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Exploring different ways to use an essential word based around agreement.

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DECONSTRUCTING 5
SPANISH PROVERBS

 18 OCT 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #68
 7 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Comparing a few wise words across both English and Spanish.

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PORQUE, POR QUÉ, PORQUÉ O POR QUE
 25 OCT 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #69
 6 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Four similar constructions with somewhat different meanings.

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WHEN SÍ DOESN'T MEAN YES
 05 NOV 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #70
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Explaining a meaning of sí that can go unnoticed by “itself”

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5 DIFFERENT WAYS TO EXPRESS “LET'S”
 13 NOV 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #71
 6 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Allowing ourselves and making suggestions.

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“A PARTIR DE”
 22 NOV 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #72
 4 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Beginning to expand our knowledge of idiomatic phrases.

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“ECHAR DE MENOS”
 30 NOV 2019 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #73
 4 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

How to say "I miss you" in Spanish.

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“MUY, PERO QUE MUY”
 11 DEC 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #74
 3 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Emphasising and intensifying a statement.

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“PERO BUENO”
 18 DEC 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #75
 2 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Expressing incredulity, surprise and acceptance.

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PREPOSITIONS
 26 DEC 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #76
 20 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

How people or things relate to others.

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ARROBA
 29 DEC 2019 | BEGINNER | POST #77
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Using @ (the at symbol).

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QUEDAR
 09 JAN 2020 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #78
 8 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Expanding our knowledge of this essential Spanish verb.

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TENER QUE / HABER DE
 13 JAN 2020 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #79
 3 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Alternative ways of expressing obligation or need.

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SPANISH IDIOMS AND PROVERBS
 25 JAN 2020 | BEGINNER | POST #80
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Learning a few catchy phrases that are almost identical across both English and Spanish.

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“ME DA” + NOUN VS
“ME PONE” + ADJECTIVE

 30 JAN 2020 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #81
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Two different constructions that help us describe how we feel.

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3 SPANISH NOUNS WITH AMBIGUOUS GENDER
 12 FEB 2020 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #82
 5 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Nouns that can be both male and female.

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5 SIMPLE PHRASES STARTING WITH "EN..."
 19 FEB 2020 | INTERMEDIATE | POST #83
 7 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Expanding our knowledge with these useful phrases.

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¿TRANQUILO O TRANQUILA?"
 20 FEB 2020 | BEGINNER | POST #84
 3 MINS | by Spectrum Monkey

Two commonly used interjections that offer reassurance.

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