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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?

5/25/2012, 3:13:55 AM

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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."

5/25/2012, 3:23:20 AM

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Also, the position can change the meaning a bit: http://spanish.about.com/od/adjectives/a/adjective_placement.htm

5/25/2012, 3:05:13 PM

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5/28/2012, 9:11:52 AM
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