Diminutives

Spanish diminutivesIn Spanish, suffixes called diminutives can be added to nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and names to indicate smallness, as well as other ideas such as affection, humor, pity, irony, or ridicule. In this way, you can say that something is little without adding an adjective like pequeño to indicate smallness or querido to indicate affection.

   

Estar vs Ser with Adjectives

Estar vs serYou probably know that Spanish has two verbs that mean “to be”: estar and ser. What you might not know is that dozens of Spanish adjectives have different meanings depending on which of these verbs they’re used with.

   

Exclamative Adjectives

Spanish exclamative adjectivesTo express admiration, surprise, contempt, or another strong feeling (positive or negative) about a noun, you can use the Spanish exclamative adjectives qué and cuánto.

   

Fractions

Spanish fractions
In both Spanish and English, there’s a lot of overlap between fractions and ordinals: the vast majority of these two types of numbers share the same word.

   

   

Indefinite Adjectives

Spanish indefinite adjectivesIndefinite adjectives like algún, cada, and mucho describe nouns in a general or non-specific way. Many indefinite adjectives indicate a vague quantity.

   

Intensifiers

Spanish intensifiersIn Spanish, there are a number of adverbs as well as a single suffix that can be used to intensify the meaning of other words.

   

   

Lo – Neuter Article

Lo - Spanish neuter articleSpanish’s neuter article, lo, is invariable and can be used in front of just about any adjective in order to express something abstract or a quality.