Gran vs grande
What's the difference? and when does one use one rather than the other? Thanks.
gran is great, and usually is not used to describe size. grande is big/large in relation to size.
El es un gran hombre - he is a great man
el edificio es grande - the building is big
gran usually precedes the noun, grande usually follows. hope that helps
Duolingo makes me go along with your second rule instead, as it has one of the sentences "Necesito un gran emparedado." where emparedado is getting gran instead of grande. What's the actual deal here? .
that is how I learned it in my courses. Somehow Duolingo Spanish for Germans sometimes mixes this up!