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Diminutives Diminutivos. ¿Qué hacen? What do they do? – Make a noun smaller or less harsh El hermanito – To modify adverbs and adjectives Gordito – To.

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1 Diminutives Diminutivos

2 ¿Qué hacen? What do they do? – Make a noun smaller or less harsh El hermanito – To modify adverbs and adjectives Gordito – To indicate something as endearing Mi abuelita – While speaking with little children La camisita

3 Es un sufijo It’s a suffix – When used with words that end in “–o”, “-a” or “-l”. -ito or –ita is added Ejemplos – El hermano (brother) » El hermanito (little brother) – La mamá (mom) » La mamita (mommy) – El papel (paper) » El papelito (little paper)

4 When used with words that end in “-e” – -cito or –cita is added Ejemplo – El padre (Father) » El padrecito (my dear father)

5 When used with words that end in “-go” or “-ga”. – Then “–uito” or “-uita” is added Ejemplos – El lago (Lake) » El laguito (Little lake) – Luego (Then or later) » Lueguito (Very soon) – El jugo (juice) » El juguito (small juice)

6 When used with words that end in “-co” or “-ca” – Then “-quito” or “-quita” are added. Ejemplos – El refresco (Soda) » El refresquito (Small soda) – La vaca (Cow) » La vaquita (Calf)

7 When a word ends in a “-n”. – Then “-cito” or “-cita” is added. Ejemplos – El limón (Lemon) » El limoncito (little lemon) – Un montón (A ton [quantity]) » Un montoncito

8 When a word ends in a “-z” – Then “-cito” or “-cita” is added Ejemplos – La cabeza (head) » La cabecita (small head) – El pedazo (piece) » El pedacito (little piece)

9 Prácticas Little candy Little stepmother Short video Dear uncles Small picture Little nephew Small camera Small flower Dear aunt El dulcito La madrastrita El videíto Los tihitos La fotito El sobrinito La cámarita La florita La tihita

10 Más Prácticas Only one Little cousins Dear mother Little cut paper Little niece Little person Dear father Little wife Solito, solita Los primitos La madrecita El papelito picadito La sobrinita La personita El padrecito La esposita


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