Ending with a consonant

ColinA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ending with a consonant

Hi,

Sometimes a word ending with a consonant takes the diminutive suffix 'illo' and other times it takes 'cillo'.  Is there a rule for this or do we have to remember which is which?

Best regards,

Colin

Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Colin,

With diminutives I'm afraid sometimes it's a bit random and it also varies a bit from region to region. One person may say "un cafecito" and another may use "un cafetito"; with others like -illo and -cillo it's the same. The aim of this lesson is to recognize those suffixes and associate them to what they convey. 

Saludos

Ending with a consonant

Hi,

Sometimes a word ending with a consonant takes the diminutive suffix 'illo' and other times it takes 'cillo'.  Is there a rule for this or do we have to remember which is which?

Best regards,

Colin

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