Short-Form Adjectives in Spanish
Some Spanish adjectives need to be shortened when they come before a singular masculine noun. The fancy term for this shortening process is apocopation.
|Original Adjective||Shortened Adjective||Example|
Common Shortened Adjectives
Quite a few common adjectives are shortened before masculine singular nouns. Here's a list of some you're likely to come across.
|Original Adjective||Shortened Adjective||English|
The short form of grande is not used when
- it's used in the comparative or superlative
- it's used in an exclamatory with the word cuán
- when it appears in coordination with other adjectives