Thursday, 5 May 2011

Demasiado

La palabra de hoy es: 'demasiado' = too (much/ many).

In Spanish, 'demasido' can be an adverb or an adjective and is used to indicate a an excesive amount. NB: only when used as an adjective (i.e. when referring to a noun) does it take the four possible forms of some adjectives, i.e.: 'demasiado', 'demasiada', 'demasiados', 'demasiadas'. NB: its position in a sentence and its meaning are determined by the type of word it refers to:
  • When used with a noun, it means too much of something or too many 'things' and is placed before the noun
  • When used with a adjective, it means too and is placed before the adjective
  • When used with a verb, it means too much and is placed after the verb
 
Ejemplos:
  • Tienes demasiada prisa (you are in too much of a hurry)
  • Había demasiadas personas (there were too many people)
  • Esa camisa es demasiado oscura (that shirt is too dark)
  • Nos gustan demasiado las fiestas (we like parties too much)
Have a look at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foYBsV4BesQ (some humor!)
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