In English, you can make an adjective by adding suffix -y after the noun. We have already known some words likewise smelly, cloudy, sleepy, moody, noisy etc. Remember, words in language are very
Following are some common adjective words added by suffix -y:
Noun (n) + y = Adjective (adj.)
1. Chewy (kenyal/alot)
Chew (n) + Y = Chewy
Chew (n) = a repeated biting or gnawing of something.
Chewy (adj.)= (of food) needing to be chewed hard or for some time before being swallowed.
Example: Everytime I cook a BBQ with steak the meat is so tough and chewy, that my jaws hurt to eat it.
2. Sticky (lengket)
Stick (n) + y = Sticky
Stick (n) = something resembling or likened to a stick, in particular
Sticky (adj.) = tending or designed to stick to things on contact.
Example: It stucks to me like glue, only with a sticky food. Stuck to me like the caramel on an apple, caramel on a candy bar, icecream, marshmellow, gum on my shoe, etc.
3. Homey (nyaman seperti di rumah)
Home (n) + y = Homey
Home (n) = the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.
Homey (adj.) =(of a place or surroundings) comfortable and cosy.
Example: Well-worn furniture populated the homey main room, some no doubt the envy of an antique shop.
4. Picky (pemilih)
Pick (n) + y = Picky
Pick (n) = an act or the right of selecting something from a number of alternatives.
Picky (adj.) = very careful in choosing only what they like
Example = The children are such picky eaters.
Big companies can afford to be picky about who they hire.
5. Laggy (komputer/ponsel lama bereaksi atau prosesnya lambat/ ngelek/ngeleg)
Lag (n) + y = Laggy
Lag (n) = a period of time between one event and another.
Laggy (adj.) = slow connection of an internet, computer, smartphone.
Example: A laggy computer, internet connection, etc. is slow, resulting in a delay, or lag, in producing an image.
6. Fishy (bau amis)
Fish (n) + y = Fishy
Fish (n) =a limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins living wholly in water.
Fishy (adj.) = relating to or resembling fish or a fish. Fishy smell.
Example: Upon this, Fleece, holding both hands over the fishy mob, raised his shrill voice, and cried
7. Touchy (sensi/sensitif berlebihan)
Touch (n) + y = Touchy
Touch (n) = an act of touching someone or something
Touchy (adj.) = easily upset or offended; oversensitive.
Example: She’s a little touchy about her age.
8. Showy (kinclong, bersinar, bersih, ngejreng)
Show (n) + y = Showy
Show (n) = a spectacle or display, typically an impressive one.
Showy (adj.) = attracting a lot of attention by being very colourful or bright, but without any real beauty; having a striking appearance or style, typically by being excessively bright, colourful, or ostentatious.
Example: Her dress was too showy for such a formal occassion. Beautiful showy girl with purple lips in green dress standing near the white curtains in the interior.
9. Handy (penolong, cekatan dalam bekerja, berguna)
Hand (n) + y = Handy
Hand (n) = the end part of a person’s arm beyond the wrist, including the palm, fingers, and thumb.
Handy (adj.) = skillful; convenient to handle or use; useful.
Example: Alex was handy in the kitchen. He is a handyman.
Other words: Shouty, Lossy, Gobby, Mouthy.
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!