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oso is equivalent to -ness

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The spanish suffix -oso can be equivalent to the english suffix -ness?

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updated SEP 24, 2009
posted by d_prater3

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1) The Spanish suffix -oso is equivalent to the English suffix -nous.

e.g. luminoso is the equivalent of luminous in English.

2) The Spanish suffix -dad is equivalent to the English suffix -ness.

e.g. bondad is the equivalent of kindness in English.

updated SEP 24, 2009
posted by dposte46
suffix dad in Spanish is more like TY in English - Ciudad City Calidad Quality etc etc - ian-hill, SEP 24, 2009
There is no translation for the suffix "ness". Example: clever-cleverness (inteligente-inteligencia) - nila45, SEP 24, 2009
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"oso" is a Spanish suffix that can become a noun in an adjective.

Example: pena-penoso, veneno-venenoso

"ness" is an English suffix that can become an adjective in a noun.

Example: clever-cleverness

As you can see, it is the opposite of "ness".

updated SEP 24, 2009
posted by nila45
"...that changes a noun into an adjective" "...that makes an adjective a noun" " that turns a noun into an adjective " "..that can become a noun in an adjective " is nonsensical. - 0074b507, SEP 24, 2009
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