-ic
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-ic
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. (having the character of; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -ico
There is a beautiful panoramic view at the next bend in the road.Hay una hermosa vista panorámica en la próxima curva de la carretera.
b. con forma de
Emma's ring has a rhombic design.El anillo de Emma tiene un diseño con forma de rombo.
2. (of or relating to; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -ico
A lot of people have Biblical or Koranic names.Mucha gente tiene nombres bíblicos y coránicos.
b. -es
The northern lights danced in the Icelandic sky.La aurora boreal danzaba en el cielo islandés.
3. (like that of; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -esco
Ruben was penniless by the end of his quixotic adventure, but he felt richer than ever.Rubén no tenía ni un centavo para el final de su aventura quijotesca, pero se sentía más rico que nunca.
4. (characterized or affected by; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -ico
I found a picture from my childhood and suddenly felt very nostalgic.Encontré una foto de mi niñez y de repente me sentí muy nostálgico.
5. (caused by; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -ico
Helen got an amoebic infection in her eye after swimming in a river.Helen contrajo una infección amébica en el ojo después de nadar en un río.
6. (tending to produce; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -ico
Brad applied an analgesic cream to his sore shoulder.Brad se aplicó una crema analgésica en el hombro dolorido.
7. (derived from; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -ico
That dessert is too alcoholic for me.Ese postre es demasiado alcohólico para mí.
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