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"-dad" is a suffix which is often translated as "-ity", and "feliz" is an adjective which is often translated as "happy". Learn more about the difference between "-dad" and "feliz" below.
-dad(
dahd
)
A suffix is an affix that is added to the end of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. philia, ism).
suffix
1. (condition of being; used with adjectives to form nouns)
a. -ity
No hay registro de actividad volcánica.There are no records of volcanic activity.
b. -ness
La beldad de Helena de Troya cautivaba a los hombres.The fairness of Helen of Troy captivated men.
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feliz(
feh
-
lees
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (joyful)
a. happy
Me encantan las historias con un final feliz.I love stories with a happy ending.
2. (fortuitous)
a. happy
Cuando vio que iban a cancelar el vuelo, tuvo la feliz idea de reservar en otra aerolínea.When he saw that they were going to cancel the flight, he had the happy idea to book on another airline.
3. (correct)
a. apt
La participación del estudiante en el debate no fue muy feliz.The student's participation in the debate wasn't very apt.
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