Presentation on theme: "Spanish Intensifiers. In Spanish, there are a number of words as well as one suffix that can be used to intensify the meaning of other words."— Presentation transcript:
In Spanish, there are a number of words as well as one suffix that can be used to intensify the meaning of other words.
Spanish Intensifiers Intensifiers can be used with adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs. They include words like muy (very), mucho (much, a lot), and sumamente (extremely). Es muy bonita. She is very pretty. Tenemos mucho dinero. We have a lot of money.
Spanish Intensifiers The suffix –ísimo is an intensifier that can be attached to the end of many adjectives. It changes for gender and number: If the adjective ends in a vowel, drop it before adding the ending. -ísimo, -ísimos, -ísima, -ísimas bello (a) ¡Esta cocina es bellísima! This kitchen is very (extremely) beautiful.
Spanish Intensifiers When the last consonant in the adjective is c, g or z, spelling changes are required before adding –ísimo (a, os, as). c > qu rico > riquísimo g > gu largo > larguísimo z > c feliz > felicísimo
Spanish Intensifiers Now translate these sentences: The homework is really easy. La tarea es facilísima. Ana is absolutely beautiful. Ana es bonitísima. They are super rich. Ellos son riquísimos.