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-ete

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-ete(
eh
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teh
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A suffix is an affix that is added to the end of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. philia, ism).
suffix
1. (diminutive)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
En los jardines, hay un palacete del siglo XVIII.In the gardens, there's a small palace from the 18th century.
Hoy en el mercado tenían unos meloncetes con una pinta estupenda.Today at the market they had some small melons that looked really nice.
2. (despective, affectionate, or humorous)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Viste al abuelete ese que acaba de saltarse el semáforo?Did you see that old guy who has just run the red light?
Ramón, te estás quedando calvete, ¿no? - Sí, los años no pasan en balde.Ramon, you're going bald, aren't you? - Yes, years don't go by in vain.
Anoche vinieron unos amiguetes a ver el partido de fútbol.Yesterday some friends came over to watch the soccer game.
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