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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around
Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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1.2 Actividad

In this activity you are going to use adjectives to describe buildings.

Actividad 1.2

1. Here are some adjectives taken from the text. Translate them into English. Consult the Spanish section of the dictionary if you wish.

Traduzca.

cultural
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espectacular
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moderno
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audiovisuales
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enorme
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metálica
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blanca
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interactivo
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precioso
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gigante
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2. Match the words in the column on the left with their opposites in the column on the right.

Enlace las dos columnas.

(a) grande, grande(i) negro, negra
(b) moderno, moderna(ii) pequeño, pequeña
(c) bonito, bonita(iii) antiguo, antigua
(d) blanco, blanca(iv) feo, fea
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Answer

  1. Here is a possible answer:

culturalcultural
espectacularspectacular
modernomodern
audiovisualesaudiovisual
enormeenormous
metálicametallic/metal
blancawhite
interactivointeractive
preciosobeautiful
gigantegigantic
  1. grande – pequeño

    moderno – antiguo

    bonito – feo

    blanco – negro

ADJECTIVE ENDINGS (GENDER)

You will remember that an adjective changes according to whether the noun it refers to is masculine (e.g. el edificio – ‘building’ ) or feminine (e.g. la casa – ‘house’ ):

  • el edifici o modern o

  • la cas a modern a

When adjectives refer to a masculine noun, they end in - o.

When they refer to a feminine noun, they end in - a.

However, adjectives that end in - e or in a consonant have the same form for both masculine and feminine nouns:

  • el país grand e la plaza grand e

  • el complejo cultura l la actividad cultura l