104 - For example: • abre (opens) + latas (cans) = el...

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A compound word is one word created by adding two words together. In Spanish, compound nouns are often created by attaching the plural form of a noun to the base of a verb. These words always look plural and sometimes even look feminine, but a compound noun is always masculine and is the same in its singular and plural form.
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Unformatted text preview: For example: • abre (opens) + latas (cans) = el abrelatas (the can opener) or los abrelatas (the can openers) quita (to take away, remove) + manchas (stains) = el quitamanchas (stain remover) or los quitamanchas rasca (scrapes) + cielos (skies) = el rascacielos (the skyscraper) or los rascacielos (the skyscrapers)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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