diminutive

diminutive(
dih
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mihn
-
yuh
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dihv
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (small)
a. diminuto
Bertha's sadness vanished when her son placed his diminutive hand on her shoulder.La tristeza de Bertha se desvaneció cuando su hijo le puso su mano diminuta en el hombro.
b. minúsculo
The flowers on the desert shrub were diminutive, but exquisitely beautiful.Las flores del arbusto desértico eran minúsculas, pero exquisitamente hermosas.
2. (related to the diminutive)
a. diminutivo
Roy stopped using the diminutive term "mommy" for his mother when he turned 13.Roy dejó de usar el término diminutivo "mami" con su madre cuando cumplió los 13.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (linguistics)
a. el diminutivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The diminutive is commonly formed in Spanish by adding the suffix -ito or -illo.El diminutivo se forma comúnmente en español mediante la adición del sufijo -ito o -illo.
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diminutive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (grammar)
a. el diminutivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (general)
a. diminuto(a), minúsculo(a)
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diminutive [dɪˈmɪnjʊtɪv]
adjective
1 (very small) diminuto
2 (Ling) diminutivo
noun
(Ling) diminutivo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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