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-ction words in Spanish

I noticed a pattern while studying the usage and translation of -ction words, such as action, direction, collection, and so on. The "ct" sound becomes "cc" in Spanish, and the result is this: acción, dirección, y colección. Oh, and all of these words are feminine, with the "la" definite article. I don't know if this holds true in all instances, but it's a helpful guide when attempting to translate these words. I hope it helps someone. Thanks for your time.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ferdo76
Ferdo76
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-tion (not necessarily with a t in front of -tion, works i.e. with information too) becomes -ción in many cases. There are indeed some exceptions (explanation, which is explicación in Spanish), but most words ending in -tion can easily be translated that way.

Like you can translate a lot of words ending in -ant and -ent by just adding an e at the end. Or replace -um or -us by -o.

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Reply3 years ago

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Well, from what I've seen "tion" becomes "cion" (with an accent on the letter o) whether or not there's a 't' before it. "sion" remains the same the same in spanish (only with an accent on the o again) and it'll be always feminine.

There are more: ty -> dad (feminine) example: the curiosity -> la curiosidad ment -> miento (masculine) example: the movement -> el movimiento ce -> cia (feminine) example: science -> ciencia

there are more similarities, for example adding an "e" to words that start with a "s" in english, or when you have in english "sc" you just drop the "s". It really helps to pay attention to these patterns especially with genders.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StefanoSolgreno
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Yeah, including the words who end with:

-ción, -sión, -dad, -tad, -tud, -umbre, -ez, -triz

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
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You can check out the audio lessons at Language Transfer. They teach many similar ways for getting the Spanish words for their English counterparts.
http://www.languagetransfer.org/#!blank/cbjz

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Reply3 years ago