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Spanish Numerals – Part 2

In Spanish, hundreds agree in gender with a following noun:   Doscientas mujeres (two hundred women) Docientos hombres (two hundred men) Thousands:   1000 mil. 2000 dos mil. 3000 tres mil. 10.000 diez mil. 100.000 cien mil. 500.000 quinientos mil. 159.748 ciento cincuenta y nueve mil setecientos cuarenta y ocho. 1.000.000 un millón. 1.500.000 un millón quinientos mil. 25.667.477 veinticinco millones seiscientos sesenta y siete mil cuatrocientos setenta y siete. The word -mil- is invariable when plural thousands are being expressed. But can appear in Read More +

Spanish Numerals – Part 3

Collective numbers and fractions in Spanish The collective numbers are nouns that represent a certain number of people or objects. They are much more common in Spanish than in English. Most of the English numerical collective nouns have equivalents in Spanish: – a pair of pants (un par de pantalones) – a trio of singers (un trío de cantantes) – a dozen eggs (una docena de huevos) – a score of niños (una veintena de children) You should know that most of the Spanish collective Read More +

Examples – adverbs in Spanish

Here we can see some adverbs in Spanish: The adverbs (adverbios) are words unchangeable words with the function of modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs expressing how, when, where, frequency and quantity. Examples of adverbs are rápidamente (quickly), lentamente (slowly), tranquilamente (calmly). These words are used to describe how an action is taking place and may refer to a variety of characteristics. We could say it is easier to use adverbs than adjectives in Spanish. While adjectives change according to the gender and quantity of Read More +

Superlative Spanish adjectives

In Spanish we use the superlative adjective form when comparing three or more objects, persons, or ideas. There are two main groups of superlatives in Spanish, the relative superlative and the absolute superlative. The relative superlative in Spanish: The English forms “the most…” and “the least…” are usually called the relative superlative because the information they refer to is amongst an specific group. For Instance in Spanish we can say: El niño más alto de la clase (The tallest boy in class) El coche más Read More +

Demonstratives in Spanish

Spanish Demonstratives Demonstratives are words we use to signal by adding a notion of distance in space or time. There are two kinds of demonstratives: demonstratives adjectives (este vino (this wine)) and demonstrative pronouns (¿qué es esto? (What’s this?)). “Demonstrative” comes from “to demonstrate,” so this give us an idea of the function of this grammatical elemet.. In this section we are going to study the demonstrative with detail. In English, “this” and “these” are used to refer to things or people that are close Read More +