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Grammar - The Role of the Word 'Of'

This Spanish Easy Review grammar quiz will test you on the role of the word 'of'. As you begin to put Spanish words together, you will learn that the order in which the words are used in a sentence is different from how they are used in English. For example, in English we would say 'white house' but in Spanish they would say 'house of white.' Notice the 'of' between 'house' and 'white'. In Spanish, in the early stages of learning Spanish that is, 'white house' would be written out as casa de blanca. Did you notice that because the word casa is feminine so too the color was also written in the feminine version?

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Hat in Spanish is (el) sombrero and it is a masculine word. If we were to say 'white hat' it would be written as sombrero de blanco. Notice that the color takes on the masculine form of the object/subject.

The Spanish word de comes before an adjective. An adjective is a word that describes, identifies or further defines a noun or pronoun, i.e. a person, place or thing. When you see the word de written in Spanish you know that the word before it is the person, place or thing and the word after it is the adjective. This actually makes it easier to identify the type of words in Spanish a bit easier than it is to identify them in English.

Using your bank of Spanish vocabulary words, below you will find a listing of ten nouns and ten adjectives. Locate the correct answer as it should be stated in Spanish. Be careful to check spelling and accent marks or tildes to make sure you are choosing the correct answer. Remember, accent marks are extremely important in Spanish and using them or not using them can completely change the meaning of a word.

Now, let’s begin the quiz.

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  1. gold bed
    The Spanish word for bed is cama and the Spanish word for gold is oro. As the color is describing the bed it is an adjective and must, therefore, come after the noun. The bed is the noun. This means that the third and last answers are not correct as the color is coming before the noun. Plata is Spanish for silver so it is not the correct color we are looking for. The second answer is translated as 'bed of gold' or 'gold bed.'
  2. blue pen
    The Spanish word for pen is pluma and the Spanish word for blue is azul. As the color is describing the pen it is an adjective and must, therefore, come after the noun. The pen is the noun. This means that the first and second answers are not correct as the color is coming before the noun. Lápiz is Spanish for pencil not pen so the third answer is incorrect as well. The last answer is translated as 'pen of blue' or 'blue pen'.
  3. purple chair
    The Spanish word for chair is silla and the Spanish word for purple is violeta. As the color is describing the chair it is an adjective and must, therefore, come after the noun. The chair is the noun. This means that the second and last answers are not correct as the color is coming before the noun. Lavanda is Spanish for lavender and is not the color mentioned here. The first answer is translated as 'chair of purple' or 'purple chair'.
  4. yellow skirt
    The Spanish word for skirt is falda and the Spanish word for yellow is amarillo. As the color is describing the skirt it is an adjective and must, therefore, come after the noun. The skirt is the noun. Skirt is also a feminine word so the color must take on the feminine form meaning that amarillo will need to be used as amarilla. Vestido is Spanish for dress so we can quickly eliminate the first and second answers, and the third answer shows the color word in the masculine form making it incorrect. The last answer on the other hand shows the correct order of words and the correct gender and is translated as 'skirt of yellow' or 'yellow skirt'.
  5. red table
    The Spanish word for table is mesa and the Spanish word for red is rojo. As the color is describing the table it is an adjective and must, therefore, come after the noun. The table is the noun. This means that the first and third answers are not correct as the color is coming before the noun. Mesa is a feminine word which means that the color must take on the feminine form. The feminine form of the color red in Spanish is roja. This means the last answer is not correct because it has the masculine form of the color red. The second answer shows the correct order of the words and the correct gender. It translates as 'table of red' or 'red table'.
  6. green dresser
    The Spanish word for green is verde. What you will need to know here is the Spanish word for dresser. That word is tocador which means that the third answer shows the correct order of words and translates as 'dresser of green' or 'green dresser'.
  7. black stove
    The Spanish word for black is negro. What you will need to know here is the Spanish word for stove. That word is estufa and it is a feminine word which means the color needs to take on the feminine form. The second answer shows the correct order of words and the correct gender and translates as 'stove of black' or 'black stove'.
  8. pink shoe
    The Spanish word for pink is rosado. What you will need to know here is the Spanish word for shoe. That word is zapato which is a masculine word and will need the color to use the masculine form. The first answer shows the correct order of words and the correct gender of the color and translates as 'shoe of pink' or 'pink shoe'.
  9. brown carpet
    The Spanish word for carpet is alfombra and the Spanish word for brown is café. Notice that there is an accent mark on this word which tells us immediately that the first and second answers are incorrect. Escritorio is Spanish for desk and is, therefore, not what we are looking for but the last answer has the correct words in the correct order.
  10. orange shirt
    The Spanish word for shirt is camisa and it is a feminine word. That means that the color for orange must appear in the feminine form so we can quickly eliminate the first and second answers as they show naranjo. When referring to the color of orange, however, this is one of the adjectives that does not change its gender. It remains naranja whether the object it is describing is feminine or masculine. You will have to remember this with this color. Later, you will see that naranjo refers to an orange tree. The third answer shows the correct words and word order.

Author: Christine G. Broome

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