Resources Spanish 101 Diminutives
Step 1


Step 1

Add ito, ita to a word to make something SMALLER

          piedra     ---> stone
          piedrita          little stone

          hermano        brother
          hermanito      little brother

It is also very common to add ito, ita when referring to people's names in a loving or nicer way.

          Juana            Jean
          Juanita          Jeannie

Juan es un poco gordito.
      Juan is a little chubby.
Mi niñito. Mi mujercita.
      My little boy. My little woman.
Yo tengo tres gatitos.
      I have three kittens.
Mi hermanito tiene cinco años.
      My little brother is five years old.

Step 2

Learn Vocabulary!
Step 3

Work with Sentences!
Step 4

Review and Expand!
Coming up Next:

Present Progressive 2
  Vocabulary Flashcards
  Vocabulary Quiz
  Photo Quiz
  Spelling Quiz
  Sentence Flashcards
  Example Sentences
  Image-Sentence Match
  Word Order Quiz
  Multiple Choice Quiz
  A or B Quiz
  Fill In

Icon Legend

Icons are color coded by Spanish level:

Green = Beginner
Blue = Intermediate
Orange = Advanced

Black icons are unrelated to Spanish level:


Popular Phrase: how do you say | Kids' Spanish Resources | Conjugated Verb: desahuciar - to evict, to dismiss [ click for full conjugation ]