Chapter 8 - Compound Tenses of the subjunctive; si clauses; adjectives; adverbs; superlatives Flashcards Preview

Spanish for Research and Writing > Chapter 8 - Compound Tenses of the subjunctive; si clauses; adjectives; adverbs; superlatives > Flashcards

Flashcards in Chapter 8 - Compound Tenses of the subjunctive; si clauses; adjectives; adverbs; superlatives Deck (17)
Loading flashcards...
1

What is the difference between "saber" and "conocer" in expressing "knowing"?

Saber - to know specific information.

Conocer - to know by experience, acquaintance.

2

What is the difference between "parecer," "parecerse a," and "aparecer"?

Parecer - to seem

Parecerse a - to resemble or look like

Aparecer - to appear or show up physically

3

What is the difference between "papel," "periodico/diario," and "trabajo (escrito)"?

Papel - paper you write on

Periodico/diario - Newspaper

trabajo (escrito) - research paper

4

Adjective change before/after noun: antiguo

Before: former, ex-

After: very old, ancient

5

Adjective change before/after noun: cierto

Before: certain

After: sure, definite

6

Adjective change before/after noun: diferente

Before: various

After: different

7

Adjective change before/after noun: medio

Before: half

After: average

8

Adjective change before/after noun: mismo

Before: same, very

After: -self

9

Adjective change before/after noun: nuevo

Before: another

After: brand-new

10

Adjective change before/after noun: pobre

Before: poor (unfortunate, pitiful)

After: penniless, needy

11

Adjective change before/after noun: puro

Before: sheer

After: pure

12

Adjective change before/after noun: raro

Before: rare (few)

After: strange, odd, uncommon

13

Adjective change before/after noun: simple

Before: just, mere

After: simple-minded

14

Adjective change before/after noun: unico

Before: only, single

After: unique

15

Adjective change before/after noun: viejo

Before: old (long-standing)

After: old (in years)

16

How do you compare things in Spanish?

Use the adjectives "mas" or "menos" before adjectives, such as:

mas bello - more beautiful
menos bello - less beautiful

17

How do you compare-as-equality in Spanish?

"tan + adjective + como"

tan alto como - as tall as
tantas blusas como - as many blouses as