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Forming the singular masculine and feminine of regular adjectives

Regular adjectives in Spanish are those that follow this rule to form their singular:

ending -o for masculine 
ending -a for feminine
Have a look and listen to these examples:

El hombre alto.
The tall man.

La mujer alta.
The tall lady.

Notice how the endings are different on each phrase, as the first one is refering to a man (hombre) and the second one is refering to a woman (mujer).

Here are more examples:

El gato pequeño es bonito.
The little cat is cute.

Tengo una amiga simpática.
I have a friendly friend.

Este cuadro es precioso.
This picture is beautiful.

La ciudad es moderna.
The city is modern.

See also Forming regular plural masculine and feminine adjectives

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El hombre alto.
The tall man.


La mujer alta.
The tall lady.


Tengo una amiga simpática.
I have a friendly friend.


Este cuadro es precioso.
This picture is beautiful.


La ciudad es moderna.
The city is modern.


El gato pequeño es bonito.
The little cat is cute.


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