All About Me

What do I look like?

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NOUNS in Spanish all have a GENDER – they’re either MASCULINE or FEMININE. This might seem a bit odd to us as it's something we don't have in English.

For example, el ojo (eye) is masculine and la boca (mouth) is feminine.

To describe yourself you use ADJECTIVES. When they describe a NOUN, adjectives agree with its GENDER (whether it is masculine or feminine).

So when you’re talking about yourself, if you’re a girl, you use a feminine adjective, and if you’re a boy, a masculine one.

Adjectives that end with -O are masculine - for example, bajo (short). The feminine is baja. Alto (tall) becomes alta etc.

Some adjectives only have one form, for example grande (big) stays the same for masculine and feminine nouns.

Soy alto. - I am tall. (m)

Soy alta. - I am tall. (f)

Soy bajo. - I am short. (m)

Soy baja. - I am short. (f)

grande - big

pequeño, pequeña - small (m), small (f)

Colours are adjectives too. As well as gender, they agree with NUMBER (whether the noun is singular or plural).

So, red is rojo, but becomes roja with a feminine noun eg la boca roja (the red mouth), rojos with a masculine plural eg los ojos rojos (the red eyes), and rojas with a feminine plural eg las bocas rojas (the red mouths).

The same is true of other colours.

(Yo) tengo ... - I have ...

el pelo rubio / moreno / castaño / pelirrojo - blond / black / brown / auburn hair

la boca azul / roja / verde / amarilla - a blue / red / green / yellow mouth

los ojos azules / verdes / castaños - blue / green / brown eyes

Did you notice that in Spanish adjectives come AFTER the noun?