Do you want to improve your English vocabulary quickly and efficiently? Grow your vocabulary power by learning word parts!

English borrow many words and word parts from other languages, especially Latin and Greek (as we explained here). These word parts include prefixes, roots, and suffixes. The same word parts are often used in many words, so if you know some common ones, it will be easier to figure out the meanings of new words.


Let’s start with prefixes. We can add a prefix to the beginning of a word to change its meaning.

UN (not) + KIND = UNKIND (not kind)

Learn more common prefixes in the slideshow below. Later, we’ll introduce common English roots and suffixes.

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