后缀:-able [形容词后缀]

表示“可...的”、“能...的”,或具有某种性质的

knowable 可知的

changeable 可变的

readable 可读的

lovable 可爱的

usable 能用的

dependable 可靠的

movable 可移动的

preventable 可防止的

inflammable 易燃的

adaptable 可适应的

词根词缀:-able

【来源及含义】Latin: a suffix; expressing capacity, fitness to do that which can be handled or managed, suitable skills to accomplish something; capable of being done, something which can be finished, etc.

【相关描述】A suffix that forms adjectives. The suffix -ible has related meanings; expressing ability, capacity, fitness; capable of, fit for, able to be done, can be done, inclined to, tending to, given to.

This list is only a small sample of the thousands of -able words that exist in English.

【同源单词】abdicable, -able, abolishable, abominable, abradable, acceptable