warningsign Ish-suffix

The suffix ish can be added to adjectives and nouns to mean "approximately" or "characteristic of". It is commonly used in informal conversation.

 

E.g.

The book is greenish El libro es verdoso

His sister is quite boyish— Su hermana es bastante machona

He is oldish Es algo viejo

We arrived at around tennish Llegamos hacia las diez

-Was she attractive? - Ish ¿Era guapa? - Algo

 

In The Press

It's funny (ish) but at what cost? Nothing is more unsexy than camp Spectator.co.uk-Oct 19, 2016

Then it got weird-ish. “I actually think I'd be a great cheerleader,” he said. Huh? Sorry, but poor black folks don't need a cheerleader. Huffington Post-Oct 21, 2016

 

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