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Grammar Glossary for Spanish Students


Points of compass

Norte y sur. (North and South.)

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Definition: A word that means the opposite, or approximately the opposite, of another word. Two words can be considered antonyms even if they aren't exact opposites in all contexts.

Also known as: Antónimo in Spanish.

Examples: Examples of antonym pairs in Spanish and English include feliz (happy) and triste (sad), grande (big) and pequeño (small), and difícil (difficult) and fácil (easy).

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