-ly
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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. (denoting manner or degree; used with adjectives to form adverbs)
a. -mente
That morning, time went by slowly while we waited for news.Esa mañana, el tiempo pasó lentamente mientras esperábamos noticias.
2. (relative to; often used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -oso
They took precautions to try and avoid any costly mistakes.Tomaron precauciones para intentar evitar errores costosos.
b. -al
David was fortunate that he didn't suffer any bodily injury in the crash.David tuvo la suerte de no sufrir ninguna herida corporal en el choque.
3. (every expressed unit of time; often used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -al
Maria has a weekly date with her husband to go dancing.María tiene una cita semanal con su esposo para salir a bailar.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A daily walk will keep you healthy.Una caminata diaria te conservará la salud.
The monk begins every day with his daily prayers.El monje comienza todos los días con sus oraciones diarias.
4. (characteristic of; often used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -al
My roommate's dad offered me some fatherly advice.El papá de mi compañero de cuarto me ofreció un consejo paternal.
b. -esco
The painting depicts a princely figure with a young woman.La pintura muestra una figura principesca con una joven.
c. -ino
Diana loves Tony's manly scent.A Diana le encanta el aroma masculino de Tony.
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