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-il

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-il(
eel
)
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 relationship or similarity; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -ly
Sandra tenía voz varonil.Sandra had a manly voice.
b. -le
Me quemé las yemas de los dedos y perdí la sensibilidad táctil.I burned my fingertips and lost tactile sensitivity.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Tienes medicación antifebril? Me duele la cabeza.Do you have fever-reducing medication? My head hurts.
No estoy listo para dejar la vida estudiantil y comenzar a trabajar.I'm not ready to abandon the student life and start working.
2. (diminutive; used with nouns to form their diminutive forms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La gente bailaba al compás del tamboril.The people danced to the rhythm of the small drum.
¿Qué te dijo aquel ministril?What did that flunky tell you?
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