Spanish word of the week: igual

This week’s Spanish word of the week is igual.

igual ADJECTIVE the same

The core meaning of igual as an adjective is the same:

Todas las casas son iguales.  All the houses are the same.

When you want to compare things, you can use igual followed by a or que:

La mesa es igual a la que compraste el año pasado. The table is the same as the one you bought last year.

Tengo un vestido igual que el tuyo. I’ve got a dress just like yours or the same as yours.

Family members often resemble one another, and when they’re really alike you can use igual, or the diminutive igualito.

Es igual que su madre. She looks just like her mother.

Las dos hermanas son igualitas. The two sisters are the spitting image of one another.

For information on igual as an adverb, see this blogpost.

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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