29 / 11 / 2005

FULL: meaning and examples

Good morning. This week we are explaining words and expressions related to the word or concept FULL (lleno). Today's word is: full (adjective) MEANING 1: to contain the largest amount (quantity) that will fit in a particular place or container. Example 1: The yoga class that I wanted to take is full, so I am going to try a tai-chi class instead. Example 2: We did the shopping this morning and now the fridge is full of food. MEANING 2: to prefer not to eat more food because you have eaten enough already. Example 3: He says he doesn't want dessert. He's full. Example 4: I was so full after Christmas dinner that I had to lie down. Suffix -ful: Some adjectives end with the suffix -ful. This suffix expresses the idea to be complete or full of a particular characteristic. Examples of adjectives with this ending are: cheerful, wonderful, helpful, scornful, or powerful. If you see one of these adjectives, you might be able to deduce the meaning: powerful = 'full of power'. This rule of deduction does not always work (for example, awful), but it does in many cases. If you can learn the meaning of different prefixes and suffixes, it can help improve your comprehension skills. Remember to post any questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section, please send us an email to vitamin@ziggurat.es. Have a great day!