-able
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-able
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. (able to or given to; used with verbs to form adjectives)
a. -able
I loaded some foldable chairs in the car for our trip to the beach.Subí unas sillas plegables al carro para el viaje a la playa.
b. -ible
The doctor used absorbable sutures when sewing up the wound.El médico utilizó suturas absorbibles cuando cerró la herida.
c. -ero
Make the check payable to my brother.Haz el cheque pagadero a mi hermano.
d. -izo
Be careful. The table is breakable.Ten cuidado. La mesa es quebradiza.
e. -ivo
The business has been profitable this year.El negocio ha sido lucrativo este año.
2. (having a certain quality; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -oso
This doll was from my grandmother. It is very valuable.Esta muñeca era de mi abuela. Es muy valiosa.
3. (fit for or worthy of being; used with verbs to form adjectives)
a. -able
Though laudable, the effort of the government has been useless.Si bien loable, el esfuerzo llevado a cabo por el gobierno ha sido inútil.
b. -ible
I hated that movie. It was totally predictable.No me gustó esa película. Era totalmente predecible.
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-able
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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. (able to or given to; used with verbs to form adjectives)
a. -able
María es una persona razonable. Seguro que entenderá tus motivos.Maria is a reasonable person. I'm sure she'll understand your reasons.
El clima de la región es muy agradable, sobre todo en esta época del año.The region's climate is very agreeable, especially at this time of the year.
2. (fit for or worthy of being; used with verbs to form adjectives)
a. -able
Todos los objetivos que me he propuesto son alcanzables.All the objectives I've set myself are achievable.
La calidad de los platos de este chef es comparable a la de los mejores del mundo.The quality of this chef's dishes is comparable to that of the best in the world.
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