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Adj before noun of after?

I am getting confused about the order of adjs and nouns here. Some adjs are before the noun(una nueva frontera) but some after(un perro ❤❤❤❤❤). Are there some kind of rules here or is it just conventional which we have to remember like masculine or feminine nouns? Or both are OK?

May 25, 2012

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Typically, the adjective is after the noun; however, if there is extra emphasis being placed on the adjective, then it comes before the noun. Like, if you wanted your friends who just came over to know you got a new black cat, then you would say "gato ❤❤❤❤❤," but if you really wanted them to know it's the black one and not the white one, then you would say "❤❤❤❤❤ gato."

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