Spanish Phrases: Common diminutive forms of Spanish adjectives
Diminutive forms of adjectives ending in -ito (feminine
-ita) are common in Spanish.
The effect is sometimes similar to forming
adjectives ending in -y or saying nice and ... in English.
Here are some common diminutive forms of Spanish adjectives (some of which are also
used as nouns):
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|cal(i)entito, -a||-||nice and warm|
|chiquito, -a||-||teeny, little tiny, wee, sweet little|
|clarito, -a||-||nice and clear, clear as crystal|
|grandecito, -a||-||nice and big|
|ligerito, -a||-||a bit on the weak side|
|jovencito, -a||-||little (to mean 'young')|
|mayorcito, -a||-||not a child, 'a big lad'|
|nuevecito, -a||-||brand new|
|viejito, -a||-||old and doddery, a bit on the doddery side|
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