HomeQ&AUnder what conditions can I use -ita to describe something as small?

Under what conditions can I use -ita to describe something as small?

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Are there limitations on it's usage or could it apply to any noun?

Someone asked earlier how they should pluralize la escuala pequeña and I didn´t want to offer an incorrect suggestion.

Thanks.

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updated OCT 17, 2009
posted by quépasa

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I don't think we have a limitation to its usage:

pequeña pequeñita

However, this would be very small.

Have a look at the definition:

-ito3, ta. (Del lat. vulg. *-?ttus). 1. suf. Tiene valor diminutivo o afectivo. Ramita, hermanito, pequeñito, callandito, prontito. En ciertos casos toma las formas -ecito, -ececito, -cito. Solecito, piececito, corazoncito, mujercita.

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by 00494d19
Umm. I was thinking more along the lines of esquelita. Would this be correct? - quépasa, SEP 10, 2009
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