Sentence Structure (Spanish) Sentence Structure English and Spanish differ entirely in their structure of sentences. Therefore, it is important that you disregard your typical grammatical procedures until now and learn to recognize the rules and patterns of the Spanish language. Remember: They are DIFFERENT so avoid attempting to write sentences in English and translating literally. It almost always fails! Sentence Structure The basic composition of Spanish Sentences is generally described in the following way: Subject + Verb + Object Sentence Structure What does that look like in a practical example? Example: Yo manejo un carro rojo (I drive a red car) Sentence Structure What do you notice in that example as you translate the sentence? Yo manejo un carro rojo (I drive a car red) ? Sentence Structure Another basic and essential rule for structuring sentences in Spanish deals with the order of the adjective. In the Spanish Language the adjective generally goes after the noun! For example: La casa fea La: The Casa: House Fea: Ugly Sentence Structure This simple yet unfamiliar way of speaking tends to cause much confusion amongst new Spanish speakers. Remember to properly identify the structure of your sentence and place the components in the adequate order. Sentence Structure Consider more of the following examples: •La niña de rizos dorados •Mi hermanito fastidioso •Su restaurante favorito *Remember that in English the adjective goes before the noun!