Location of Adjectives - Exercises

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Which translation is correct? Pay attention to the location of the adjective.

1. grande

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is a great painting.

1st sentence: [Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is a great painting.]|gran in front of nouns = great, important|2nd sentence: [Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is a big painting.]|grande after nouns = big

2. antiguo

The museum was next to the former hospital.

1st sentence: [The museum was next to the old hospital. (age)]|antiguo after nouns = old|2nd sentence: [The museum was next to the former hospital.]|antiguo before nouns = former

3. único

It is a unique opportunity.

1st sentence: [It is the only opportunity.]|único before nouns = only|2nd sentence: [It is a unique opportunity.]|único after nouns = unique

4. simple

Are you seriously sick, or is it just a cold?

1st sentence: [Are you seriously sick, or is it just a cold?]|simple before nouns = just, only|2nd sentence: [Are you seriously sick or is it a simple cold?]| simple after nouns = simple, uncomplicated

5. solo

There wasn’t a single woman at the company.

1st sentence: [There wasn’t a single woman at the company.]|solo before nouns = single (even just one)|2nd sentence: [There were no single women at the company.]|solo after nouns = alone, single (unmarried)

Decide which option is correct in the context of each sentence.

1. Todos los asistentes tenían .[All the participants were of a certain age.]|cierto before nouns = certain

2. El está muy estresado con su nuevo trabajo.[Poor Juan is really stressed about his new job.]|pobre before nouns = poor, pitiful

3. Me he comprado un .[I bought a red car.]|Usually the adjective comes after the noun in Spanish.

4. Aquí nos encontramos ante un .[Here we’ve encountered a real problem.]|verdadero before nouns = real

5. En la montaña podemos respirar .[In the mountains, we can breathe fresh air.]|puro after nouns = fresh, pure