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Old May 15, 2017, 01:14 AM
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Many young Spanish people

Are all of the expressions below correct?

muchos jóvenes españoles
muchos españoles jóvenes

muchas personas jóvenes y españolas
muchas personas españolas y jóvenes

mucha gente joven de España
mucha gente joven y española
mucha gente española y joven

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Old May 15, 2017, 06:59 AM
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If you use "y", you're emphasizing the next adjective. It should only be used when it's very important that apart from being Spanish, they're young or vice-versa. Probably, if you had a list of three or more adjectives, the "y" wouldn't change much the emphases.

Originally Posted by fglorca View Post
muchos jóvenes españoles (This expression is not the same as the next one: here, "jóvenes" is a noun and "españoles" is an adjective.)
muchos españoles jóvenes (In this sentence, "jóvenes" is an adjective and "españoles" is the noun)
You must choose one or the other, depending on whom you want your subject to be.
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