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Absolute Superlatives: The Prefixes stra- and arci-

There are a number of prefixes you can employ with select adjectives, and sometimes nouns and verbs, in order to create a superlative. Following, we will cover two popular prefixes, highlighting some commonly used examples.


stracottoovercooked; very much in love (jokingly). Also: beef pot roast which is cooked for a long time

Ieri sera siamo stati in quel nuovo ristorante italiano sul lungofiume, ma la pasta che ci hanno servito era stracotta.Last night we checked out that new Italian restaurant on the riverfront, but the pasta we were served was overcooked.

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