-ation
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-ation
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. (action or process; used with verbs to form nouns)
a. -ación
Tracy got a good education from her university.Tracy recibió una buena educación de su universidad.
b. -aje
We're looking for accommodation somewhere near the beach for our next vacation.Estamos buscando hospedaje en algún lugar cerca de la playa para las próximas vacaciones.
c. -o
If you spent as much time focused on studying as you do on flirtation, you might get better grades.Si pasaras tanto tiempo enfocado en el estudio como en el coqueteo, podrías sacar mejores calificaciones.
d. -a
I've scheduled a consultation with my doctor for tomorrow.He programado una consulta con mi médico para mañana.
2. (effect of an action or process; used with verbs to form nouns)
a. -miento
The discoloration is due to having been in the sun for hours.El descoloramiento se debe al hecho de haber estado en el sol durante horas.
b. -iva
The expectation is that prices rise about three percent this month.La expectativa es que los precios suban alrededor de un tres por ciento este mes.
c. -mento
The board approved a set of regulations meant to improve security.El consejo aprobó un conjunto de reglamentos destinados a mejorar la seguridad.
d. -ante
The doctor is concerned about a new variation of the flu virus.El médico está preocupado respecto de que una nueva variante del virus de la gripe.
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