gran respeto

JenW13

JenW13

Why is it “gran respeto” instead of putting “great” after “respect”?

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

¡Hola JenW13!

Thank you for your question!

Adjective placement can be a bit tricky. Most adjectives follow the noun in Spanish, but in some cases, it is necessary to put the adjective before the noun - like in gran respeto "great respect." This is because changing the placement of an adjective changes its meaning. For many adjectives, this change is subtle; however, for some adjectives, like grande, this change is much bigger: when it comes after a noun, grande means "big," and when it comes before a noun, it will change to gran and mean "great."

You can find a full explanation on adjective placement and grande in Lesson 3.8: Adjective Tricks and Placement.

I hope that this is helpful! Do let me know if you have any more questions.

Saludos,

Liss
JenW13

JenW13

Still in Module 1, so haven't seen that bit yet. Gracias!

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