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  • 1. Diminuatives using -ito Diminuatives are used to indicate smallness of size (‘little’), youngness in age, or intimacy (member of family). Some uses may surprise an English speaker.
  • 2. Perro = dog perrito = ? puppy
  • 3. gato = cat gatito = ? kitty
  • 4. oso = bear osito = ? bear cub or teddy bear
  • 5. mesa = table mesita = ? little table
  • 6. señora = Mrs. señorita = ? Miss
  • 7. chica = girl chiquita = ? little girl
  • 8. abuela = grandmother abuelita = ? grandma
  • 9. abuelo = grandfather abuelito = ? grandpa
  • 10. hermano = brother hermanito = ? little brother
  • 11. burro = donkey burrito = ? little donkey
  • 12. mamá = mom mamacita = ? mommy
  • 13. mosca = fly mosquito = ? little fly
  • 14. Diminuatives can also be used with names of people and places. Sometimes these are nicknames, sometimes they are not.
  • 15. pueblo = town pueblito = ? little town
  • 16. cerro = hill Cerritos = ? little hills City in Southern California near Long Beach
  • 17. Juana Juanita
  • 18. Pepé Pepito
  • 19. Miguel Miguelito
  • 20. Lupe Lupita
  • 21. fin