Quick answer
"When" is an adverb which is often translated as "cuándo", and "adjective" is a noun which is often translated as "el adjetivo". Learn more about the difference between "when" and "adjective" below.
when(
wehn
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in questions)
a. cuándo
When was the last time you cried?¿Cuándo fue la última vez que lloraste?
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
2. (relative)
a. cuando
I was sleeping when he got home.Estaba durmiendo cuando llegó a casa.
b. en que
That was the year when we bought our first apartment.Ese fue el año en que compramos nuestro primer apartamento.
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adjective(
ah
-
jihk
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tihv
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el adjetivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Adjectives describe the nouns they modify.Los adjetivos describen a los sustantivos que modifican.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (grammar)
a. adjetivo
Where do I put this adjective phrase?¿Dónde va esta frase adjetiva?
b. adjetival
Today we're going to learn a bit about the adjective use of nouns.Hoy vamos a aprender un poco sobre el uso adjetival de los sustantivos.
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