Lanzarote Grapevine Issue 2 - Page 58

Issue 2 | The Lanzarote Grapevine 2014 Lynn Cobb !A FEW TIPS & TRICKS! Learn Aprender I’ve decided to give you a few tips & tricks this time – ways of extending your vocabulary without having to work too hard!! With these tips & tricks you have potentially 1000s of new words! OPPOSITES ATTRACT? Maybe that’s true of people – but this is all about words in Spanish. There are some ‘tricks’ for making opposites (antonyms) - & while they don’t work with everything – they are useful nonetheless. This is done by adding a prefix - a few letters to the beginning of the word - & hey presto, you have the opposite! The most common of these prefixes are a, anti, des, in. normal – anormal constitucional – anticonstitucional empleo – desempleo frecuente - infrecuente SHOPS & SHOPPING Lynn Cobb You’ve probably noticed that the names of a lot of shops make it obvious what is sold there. This is just one thing I love about the Spanish language – it’s so logical! You might not realise that this logic extends to the person who either makes the goods or works in the shop. The words are formed by adding som