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Forming the singular feminine of adjectives ending -e and -a

All Spanish adjectives that end in -e or -a in their masculine form are invariable. They have the same form for both singular masculine and feminine. 

Have a look and listen to these examples:

Mi coche es grande.
My car is big.

Mi casa es grande.
My house is big.

Carolina lleva un vestido elegante.
Carolina is wearing an elegant dress.

David lleva una corbata elegante.
David is wearing an elegant tie.

Antonio es muy hipócrita.
Antonio is a hypocrite.

María es muy hipócrita.
María is a hypocrite.

Esta película es terrible.
This film is terrible.

Su profesor es terrible.
His teacher is terrible.

Manuel es un chico muy idealista.
Manuel is an idealist.

Verónica es una chica muy idealista.
Verónica is an idealist.

Notice how the adjectives don't change form when used with singular masculine and feminine nouns.

See also:
Invariable adjectives ending in -e and -a

To see how regular adjectives work see also:

Forming the singular masculine and feminine of regular adjectives

Forming regular plural masculine and feminine adjectives

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Examples and resources

Esta película es terrible.
This film is terrible.


Mi casa es grande.
My house is big.


María es muy hipócrita.
María is a hypocrite.


Mi coche es grande.
My car is big.


Verónica es una chica muy idealista.
Verónica is an idealist.


Antonio es muy hipócrita.
Antonio is a hypocrite.


Manuel es un chico muy idealista.
Manuel is an idealist.


David lleva una corbata elegante.
David is wearing an elegant tie.


Su profesor es terrible.
His teacher is terrible.


Carolina lleva un vestido elegante.
Carolina is wearing an elegant dress.


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Q&A

William

Kwiziq community member

6 December 2017

1 reply

Use of feminine endings

Suggest use feminine endings: mala, antigua, blanca. Perhaps too easy with masculine endings!

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

6 December 2017

6/12/17

Hola William
We have just added a bit of extra information in the lesson to make it clearer. Also there is a link at the bottom to the regular ending adjectives so that students can compare.
Gracias por tu contribución.
Inma
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