“ish” – used as a suffix and as a word

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When referring to time the suffix “-ish” means approximately; within plus or minus 15 minutes.

1507196_271671343010494_1835782669_nExample:

A: What time is the party?
B: At 8-ish tonight.
— That means the party starts around 8; probably 15 minutes before or after 8.

When referring to color, it means “somewhat”.
Example:
bluish — it is somewhat blue; it has similar color to blue.

“ish” can stand alone, not as a suffix following a root word to mean “sort of” or “kind of”.

Example:
A: Are you hungry?
B: Yeah, ish.
— Yeah, I’m kind of hungry.

A: What time is the party?
B: At 8-ish tonight.
— That means the party starts around 8; probably 15 minutes before or after 8.

When referring to color, it means “somewhat”.
Example:
bluish — it is somewhat blue; it has similar color to blue.

sh” can also be used alone; it can stand alone, not as a suffix following a root word meaning “sort of” or “kind of”.

hungry_yeah_ish.png.CROP.promovar-mediumlargeExample:
A: Are you hungry?
B: Yeah, ish.
— Yeah, I’m kind of hungry.

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