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"Super" to modify an adjective vs. superlative endings

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!Hola! Me llamo Ryan. Estoy en la clase de Espanol uno. Yo hablo un poco Espanol y quiero hablar Espanol mas.

Yo Escribo en Ingles por que necesito vocabulario mas para hablar de la gramatica.

~My Spanish one teacher has mentioned [in passing] using "super-" as a prefix (attached to an adjective e.g. 'superbonita' ) to make said adjective function as a superlative. My text "Realidades" focuses solely on using superlative adj. endings (-issima, -issimo) in order stress the adjective. My question for you folks is:

Is the use of -super in this way some form of slang? Moreover, does it make discussion less formal. (Perhaps more importantly, is this even a recognized construction')

~Thank you for your feedback on this issue. I am very excited to be a member of this community.

~One last thing: Is there some sort quick tool that I can use to easily access accented figures/special punctuation?

!Gracias!

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updated SEP 5, 2008
posted by Teh-Sushi-Chef

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Hola Ryan,

Bienvenido al foro. I was born in California but lived on and off in Mexico where my parents are from. Super is a slang term that is growing in popularity in the Spanish language, growing up it was considered a spanglish term, but it's very popular among young people. I stay away from it all together since my job keeps me in contact with the older Latino community.

Buena suerte con tus lecciones!

updated SEP 5, 2008
posted by Mirna-Castro
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super-.

  1. elem. compos. Significa 'en grado sumo'. Superfino.

You can find these explanation in RAE.com

Super is a very colloquial item, not to be used in letters for example (formal). it is frequently used in everyday talk, especially by young people. It is a perfectly recognized construction, as you can see, it is stated in the RAE.

So: use it for informal situations, with adjectives.

WELCOME TO THE FORUM!

updated MAR 28, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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as in english, all other languages change with time. i remember a time when i was allowed to be gay ie happy, but never said i felt queer when i felt ill. like you i was taught the superlative endings, however, in collins dictionary, super is recognised as a prefix meaning more than the normal, over and above. no doubt, a spanish speaker will be able to throw more light on the subject.

updated MAR 28, 2008
posted by Eddy
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hi teh
in the search box above enter "typing spanish accents" it will take you to the page to show you how to do it. still looking at the first part of your question.

updated MAR 28, 2008
posted by Eddy
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