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Prejuicio

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Some Spanish words make perfect sense when you look at their parts, and sometimes it can cause you to look at the English word with more appreciation for its meaning. That is the case with the word prejuicio (prejudice). The parts of this word have the meaning to pre-judge someone or something.

Often words like prejudice have an automatic meaning associated with them. Particularly in the US, the word has a connotation of pre-judging people. Really the word could be used for making a decision about anything previous to actually having contact with the person or item.

Prejudice is a great example of any number of words that cause you to think more deeply about the meaning when you disassemble the word to its basic parts and meaning.

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    […] Looking at the parts of Spanish words does not always work to help decipher their meanings as in the case of the word prejuicio. […]

    Ocupar / Preocupar on August 28th, 2007
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    […] and Iglesia are two words that confused me for a long time. Part of it was due to a prejudice I had against the word temple. To me, temple carries with it a connotation of a place of worship, […]

    Templo / Iglesia on August 31st, 2007

 

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