10 Differences Between Spanish and English - Coggle Diagram
10 Differences Between Spanish and English
Adjectives come after the noun
In Spanish the adjective generally comes after the noun instead of before. For example: "Mi casa blanca".
Possessive nouns don’t exist in Spanish
Instead of adding an apostrophe and s after the noun in Spanish only the word "de" is used.
In Spanish, the subject of a sentence often doesn’t have to be stated
In Spanish sometimes the tacit subject is not used at the beginning of sentences and they are understandable while in English it is used.
In Spanish, the verb “to have” is often used to express feeling
I have 20 yearsd old is a way for a person to express their age in Spanish. While in English is used verb be " I´m 20 years old.
There are fewer prepositions in Spanish
In English, prepositions are used to determine the exact location in time and space of an object. While, in Spanish one preposition is enough to make sense.
Spelling is much easier in Spanish
In Spanish, spelling a word is so simple that it can almost always be accomplished just by sounding it out. While in English, letters can sound long, short or even silent
Spanish nouns have a gender
All nouns are considered to be either masculine or feminine, and the articles “the,” el (masculine) or la (feminine), will often accompany the noun to demonstrate which gender the noun is.
Capitalization and punctuation is slightly different in Spanish
In English, there is only punctuation at the end of a sentence, while in Spanish when asking a question or expressing excitement, punctuation is placed at both the beginning and the end of the sentence.
Negation is much simpler in Spanish
The variety of prefixes—like “non-,” “un-,” “dis-,” “in-“—and can be replace in Spanish by the word "no".
The word “it” is often omitted
The word "it" it is used these contexts every day in English, while in Spanish it’s found much less often. Thanks to that exists some subjects are inferred through the conjugated verb.