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adjectives location question

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At the beginning that I learned the adjectives should put after a noun. e.g. a white dog = un perro blanco.

A answer shows "una gran persona" is the correct answer and it does not accept "una persona gran".

Why do we sometimes put adjectives after a noun and sometimes put adjectives before a noun?

Are there rules when I need to put the adjectives before a noun vs after a noun?

1 month ago

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elizadeux
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In most cases, the adjective does go after the noun in Spanish. However, there are a few exceptions as you've discovered. There can be differences in meaning depending on the placement of the adjective.

Una gran persona = a great person (you drop the d or de only when it's placed before the noun)

Una persona grande = a big person

1 month ago

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chinesedigger
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Is it correct to use "una persona gran" (not grande)?

1 month ago

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