Adjectives

Adjectives are special words for describing nouns.

Хороший человек –  nice person
Отличная погода good weather

The same adjective may have 3 variants of  endings:

красивый
красивая
красивое
красивые

All these 4 words mean “beautiful“. So you may ask, what’s the difference between them.  The difference is only that Russian adjectives always match with nouns they’re describing. If you’re describing a masculine gender noun you need to use a masculine ending for adjectives (-ый / -ой / -ий). For describing feminine nouns you need to use feminine  endings for adjectives (-ая /-яя).

Красивый мужчина – a handsome man
Красивая девушка – a beautiful girl

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