In 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.
You 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.
To express admiration, surprise, contempt, or another strong feeling (positive or negative) about a noun, you can use the Spanish exclamative adjectives qué and cuánto.
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. In English, they are identical from “third” on up, while in Spanish they’re the same starting with cuarto.
A dozen Spanish adjectives have special shortened forms called apócopes. Unlike apocopes like cine and info, which are optional and generally informal, grammatical apocopes are required in specific constructions.
Indefinite adjectives like algún, cada, and mucho describe nouns in a general or non-specific way. Many indefinite adjectives indicate a vague quantity.
In Spanish, there are a number of adverbs as well as a single suffix that can be used to intensify the meaning of other words.
Qué, cuál, and cuánto are Spanish interrogative adjectives. An adjective is a word that modifies a noun, and interrogative means questioning, so interrogative adjectives are adjectives used to ask the questions "what," "which," and "how much/many."
Spanish’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.
The Spanish negative adjective negates, refuses, or casts doubt on the existence of the noun that it modifies. There is only one negative adjective in Spanish: no … ninguno, meaning "no" or "not any."