Topic: Spanish Adjectives
Skill Level: Beginners
In today’s Spanish class, we will learn 25 of the most useful and common Spanish adjectives. These are words you will be able to use in everyday life. We have even provided common examples for you! These Spanish adjectives are the kinds of words we hardly pay attention to anymore because we use them so regularly in our conversations.
But before we go over these adjectives, we should first understand the benefits of learning them.
Why learn common Spanish adjectives?
First off, did you know that there are many similar Spanish adjectives to English? This shouldn’t be the main reason to inspire you to learn adjectives in Spanish though.
The true benefit of Spanish adjectives is giving you the tools to express your emotions in this beautiful language. It adds descriptiveness, variety, and illustration to your expressions, and it makes everything easier for you.
Reviewing them and making sure you know them by heart will make speaking in Spanish a lot easier and more fluent for you.
How do you use Spanish adjectives properly?
The most important point to keep in mind is that Spanish adjectives go after the noun, instead of before like English.
For example: instead of saying “she has beautiful blue eyes,” you say the equivalent of “she has eyes blue beautiful”—“tiene unos ojos azules preciosos.” Yes, it feels a little unnatural at first if you’re a beginner. But with a little bit of practice, this ordering will come natural to you.
Also remember that adjectives in Spanish can be masculine, feminine, singular, and plural. When you keep these two important factors in mind, you’re good to start learning the most common Spanish adjectives!
25 Most Common Spanish Adjectives
Now let’s go over the most common Spanish adjectives you can incorporate into your everyday conversations.
1. fácil = easy
Lavar los platos es fácil = Washing the dishes is easy.
Hablar español es fácil = Speaking Spanish is easy.
2. difícil = difficult
Recordar la letra de las canciones es difícil= Remembering the lyrics of songs is difficult.
3. grande = large
El patio de su casa es muy grande. = The patio of his home is very big.
Él comió una hamburgesa muy grande de un bocado. = He ate a big hamburger in one bite.
4. peqeño = small
Este plato es muy peqeño para mi. = This dish is too small for me.
Estos pantalones me quedan pequeños. = These pants are too small for me.
5. Joven = young
Todos dicen que mi madre parece muy joven. = Everybody says that my mother looks very young.
Me gustaría ser joven eternamente. = I want to be young forever.
6. viejo = old
Esta ropa es muy vieja. = These clothes are very old.
Él parece mucho más viejo porque fuma demasiado. = He looks much older because he smokes a lot.
7. nuevo = new
Este reloj es nuevo. = This watch is new.
8. bueno = good
Esta comida está muy buena = This food is very good
El tiempo no es muy buena hoy = The weather is not very good today
9. malo = bad
La bruja en ese cuento es muy mala = The witch in that tale is very bad
¿Piensas que hay gente buena y mala? = Do you think there are good and bad people?
Este estofado está muy malo = This stew is very bad
10. poco = a little bit
Quiero un poco de eso, por favor = I would like a bit of this, please.
Comes demasiado poco = You eat too little.
11. mucho = a lot of
Cocinaste mucho comida = You cooked a lot of food
Me gustaria tener mucho tiempo = I would like to have a lot of time.
Te quiero mucho = I like you a lot.
12. claro = clear
Es muy claro lo que signífica= It’s very clear what this means
¿Está todo claro? = Everything clear?
13. oscuro = dark
come to the dark side = ven al lado oscuro
14. importante = important
Mis amigos son muy importantes para mi= Friends are very important to me
15. libre = free
Este asiento está libre = This seat is free
Quiero ser libre como un pájaro = I want to be free as a bird
16. alto = high
Este edificio es muy alto = This building is very high
El precio está muy alto = the price is very high
17. bajo = low
El techo es muy bajo = the ceiling is very low
18. lejos = far
Mi casa está muy lejos de aquí = My house is very far from here
19. cerca = close
Hay un supermercado cerca de mi casa = There’s a supermarket close to my house
20. interesante = interesting
Learning about other cultures in interesting = Aprender de otras culturas es muy interesante
21. aburrido = boring
My profesora de ingles era muy aburrida = My English teacher used to be very boring
Limpiar es muy aburrida = Cleaning is very boring
22. largo = long
Me gusta las faltas largas = I like long skirts
23. corto = short
Esta redacción es muy corta = This composition is very short
24. limpio = clean
Mi habitación nunca está limpia según mi madre = My room is never clean according to my mother
25. sucio = dirty
Mi pelo está muy sucio = My hair is very dirty
You’ve made it to the end!
That’s all of the 25 Spanish adjectives, hopefully the funny examples will help you never forget them again!
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