As was the case with nouns, adjectives also have gender and number.In
contrast with nouns, adjectives do not have an inherent gender and number,
but must agree with the noun they modify:
Adjectives form their plural in the same way as nouns.
un home santo a saint man;
unha muller santa a saint woman;
amigo a good friend;
uns bos amigos some good friends.
As regards their position with respect to nouns, adjectives normally
Adjectives are less commonly found before nouns, and this position may
affect the meaning of the adjective:
casa nova (house new)
(present expensive) expensive present;
(picture beautiful) beautiful picture.
muller pobre (woman
poor woman, she has no money;
muller poor woman, she is miserable.
Gradation in Galician is normally analytic:
A) Superiority: particles máis ... que /ca more
... than are used:
Este libro é máis barato ca ese. This
book is cheaper than that one.
B) Inferiority: particles menos ... que / ca less
+ than are used:
Hoxe o coche é menos rápido có (có <
ca + o) tren. Today the car is less fast than the
C) Equality: particles tan ... como / coma as
+ as are used:
Xela é tan alta coma ti. Xela is as tall
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