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Index of all of the Spanish grammar lessons on this site.
Parts of SpeechAdjectives
An adjective is a word that describes a noun. Adjectives can describe shape,
color, size, and many other things about a noun. Click here for an
introduction to Spanish adjectives as well as lessons on the various types.
An adverb is an invariable word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or
another adverb. Adverbs can provide additional information about time, manner,
place, frequency, or quantity. They explain when, how, where, how often, or to
what degree something is done.
Learn about Spanish articles: definite, indefinite, and neuter.
Conjunctions provide a link between similar words or groups of words,
such as nouns, verbs, people, and clauses.
An introduction to Spanish nouns.
Lessons on Spanish prepositions.
Click here for the complete list of lessons on Spanish pronouns.
A list of all of the verb lessons available on this site.
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In Spanish, suffixes called augmentatives can be added to nouns,
adjectives, adverbs, and names to indicate bigness, as well as other ideas such
as excessiveness, contempt, or disdain. In this way, you can say that something
is big without adding an adjectives like grande to indicate bigness or
repugnante to indicate contempt.
Spanish and English capitalization are quite different, as it is much less
common in Spanish. Many words that must be capitalized in English cannot be
in Spanish, so read through this lesson to make sure that you're not
over-capitalizing your Spanish.
Comparatives and Superlatives
Spanish comparatives and superlatives are fairly simple. Comparatives are the
comparison of one thing to another (more, less, or as), while superlatives
indicate that one person/thing is the most, best, least, or worst in
comparison to others.
Contractions in Spanish and English are very different, because English
contractions, such as it is > it's, are considered somewhat informal and
are optional. In Spanish, however, contractions are required.
In Spanish, suffixes called diminutives can be added to nouns, adjectives,
adverbs, and names to indicate smallness, as well as other ideas such as
affection, humor, pity, irony, or ridicule. In this way, you can say that
something is little without adding an adjectives like pequeño to indicate
smallness or querido to indicate affection, etc.
Direct and Indirect Speech
In Spanish, as in English, there are two different ways to express the words
of another person: direct speech (or direct style) and indirect speech (indirect
In general, Spanish nouns that end in an O are masculine, and those that end
in an A are feminine. Here are the exceptions to this rule.
In Spanish, there are a number of words as well as one suffix that can be
used to intensify the meaning of other words. Intensifiers are not the same
thing as comparatives, superlatives, or augmentatives.
No - you don't want to miss this lesson. Learn how to make Spanish statements
and questions negative.
A quick lesson on making Spanish nouns and adjectives plural, followed by a
There are three ways to express possession in Spanish: possessive
adjectives, possessive pronouns, and the possessive de.
¡Qué! Spanish Exclamations
In Spanish, many exclamations are formed with ¡qué! Although
these constructions might seem very simple, there are actually some strict rules
about the grammar used in them.
Learn how to ask yes/no and informational questions in Spanish.
Many students of Spanish have a hard time with si clauses (also known as
conditionals or conditional sentences), but they are really quite simple.
Study the lessons on each of the main types and then take the quiz.
When a feminine Spanish noun begins with a stressed A sound, it may require a
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