Suffix 度 and its formula

Suffix 度 and its formula

Sometimes we want to change certain adjectives into nouns out of necessity. We have learned affixes that have this function. In this post we are going to learn the suffix 度 that can change an adjective into a noun.




 dù has the following basic meanings:

a noun: degree; linear measure; limit; extent

a classifier: a unit of measurement for angles, temperature, etc.; degree of arc or circle; kilowatt-hour; occasion

a verb: spend; pass

Besides these meanings, 度 can be used as a suffix to turn adjectives into nouns.

Formula of the suffix 度

an adjective + 度 = a noun indicating the extent or degree to which the relevant property of a substance achieves

Examples:

深 shēn deep + 度 = 深度 depth

难 nán difficult + 度 = 难度 difficulty

高 gāo high + 度 = 高度 height

宽 kuān wide + 度 = 宽度 width

湿 shī humid + 度 = 湿度 humidity

强 qiáng strong + 度 = 强度 strength

亮 liàng bright + 度 = 亮度 brightness

硬 yìng hard + 度  = 硬度 hardness

酸 suān acid + 度 = 酸度 acidity

长 cháng long + 度 = 长度 length

透明 tòu míng transparent + 度 = 透明度 transparency

能见 néng jiàn visible + 度 = 能见度 visibility

知名 zhī míng popular + 度 = 知名度 popularity

可信 kě xìn credible + 度 = 可信度  credibility

 

See also the suffix , which can also turns adjectives into nouns

See also the suffix , which can also turns adjectives into nouns

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