Adjective Placement and Location  

Grammar Spanish Adjectives Adjective Placement
Overview

Native English speakers may sometimes have difficulty deciding where to place a Spanish adjective. The position of qualifying adjectives in Spanish is opposite to English. It is generally after the noun, especially:

1. Those denoting physical qualities, such as:

el pelo lacio - straight hair
la tez blanca - white skin
la nariz puntiaguda - snub-nose
ensalada verde - green salad

2. Those denoting nationality, such as:

bandera mexicana - Mexican flag
futbol americano - American football

3. Those derived from verbs, such as:

préstamo cerrado - closed loan


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