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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. (possessing the quality of; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -oso
I've never met a more vile and spiteful person.No he conocido a una persona más desagradable y rencorosa.
b. -ado
In light of the current political climate, I'm not overly hopeful about the future of our country.Tomando en cuenta el clima político actual, no estoy muy esperanzada con el futuro de nuestro país.
c. -dor
The receptionist at the hotel was very helpful and gave us a great recommendation for a restaurant.El recepcionista del hotel fue muy ayudador y nos recomendó un excelente restaurante.
d. -ón
Mindy is a really playful puppy.Mindy es una perrita muy juguetona.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Sara always felt alone growing up with neglectful parents.Sara siempre se sintió sola creciendo con padres negligentes.
This gadget is not as useful as I thought.Este aparato no es tan útil como pensaba.
2. (tending to; used with verbs to form adjectives)
a. -izo
Laura's mom is very forgetful and absent-minded.La mamá de Laura es muy olvidadiza y despistada.
3. (amount contained)
a. -ada
Add another spoonful of sugar to the mixture.Añade una cucharada más de azúcar a la mezcla.
b. lleno de (adjective)
A boatful of sailors arrived in the port.Un barco lleno de marineros llegó al puerto.
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