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A prefix is an affix that is added to the beginning of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. auto, pre).
1. (apart)
a. dis-
The police failed to disperse the persistent protesters.La policía no pudo dispersar a los manifestantes persistentes.
b. des-
He had to disassemble the washing machine in order to replace the defective parts.Tuvo que desarmar la lavadora para reemplazar las piezas defectuosas.
2. (not)
a. dis-
I am dissatisfied with my body. I need to start working out.Estoy disconforme con mi cuerpo. Necesito empezar a hacer ejercicio.
b. des-
Due to the defendant's celebrity status, finding disinterested jurors was difficult.Debido al estatus de celebridad del acusado, fue difícil encontrar a jurados desinteresados.
3. (inversion)
a. dis-
Felipe doesn't want us to talk about his disability.Felipe no quiere que hablemos sobre su discapacidad.
b. des-
The Olympian was disqualified after sabotaging his rival.El olímpico fue descalificado después de sabotear a su rival.
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