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English Spanish cheat sheet

Ranger
Posts458Likes274Joined8/7/2018LocationAlmeria / ES
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If you speak English believe it or not you already have a large Spanish vocabulary and vice versa just following a suffix rule i found this a useful "cheat sheet" if you will. Note this doesn't work for every word but give it a go use a translate app or Google translate see his many words it really works for . 


Words in English that end in ous change to oso 

words in English that end in ct change to CTO

words in English that end in ment change to mento or miento

words in English that end in ic change to ico

words in English that end in ant change to ante

words in English that end in ence change to encia

words in English that end in id change to ido

words in English that end in ary change to ario

words in English that end in ly change to mente

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Dwarf
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This is great! 


My father is learning Spanish and has taken to using 'normalamente' in place of 'normally' even when speaking English. I figured he just made up a Spanish sounding version but this makes me think there was method to his madness!  

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Ranger
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Yes there generalmente is! 


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Dwarf
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Wow, what an interesting observation!

Thank you for sharing.

This wouldn't work for me though, as I usually don't compare two languages when I'm learning a new language, it is just my way... but it was interesting to read this observation anyway :) 

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Ranger
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Thank you so much for sharing! More please! =)

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

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Ranger
Posts220Likes117Joined9/7/2018LocationUS
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Thanks for sharing! This is very helpful! :)


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Elf
Posts164Likes60Joined15/7/2018LocationSanto Domingo / DO
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Really good info, thanks

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Ranger
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Dug through some old stuff here is a screen shot with a few more suffix changes hopefully you can zoom in enough to see them 

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Dwarf
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Splendido!

 

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Ranger
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Thank you for sharing this.

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