Questions about diminutives. what is the diminutive of a given word. Preguntas acerca de diminutivos. Cuál es el diminutivo de una determinada palabra.

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¿Cuál sería el diminutivo de lista?

Tomando en cuenta que uso lista como: f. Enumeración, generalmente en forma de columna, de personas, cosas, cantidades, etc., que se hace con determinado propósito. Solo me vienen dos ...
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Why do we use señorito over señorcito, but amorcito over amorito?

I was just speaking with my Peruvian girlfriend, who told me that no one ever uses señorcito but rather señorito. But we use amorcito instead of amorito. Both words end with a stressed -or and have ...
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The word ending “-ita/-ito” and its usage

English: From what I've seen, the -ita/-ito ending is used for describing little things, or as a better way of describing time periods, especially in businesses (like a waitress saying La comida va a ...
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Creating new spanish words by adding dimunitives

Please help me out, I am not sure about this. Can you add diminutives to Spanish words where this is not traditionally done and create new words that most people would understand? e.g. take a random ...
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¿Cuál es el diminutivo de mano, foto, moto, etc.?

Para las palabras que son femeninas pero terminan en o, ¿cuál es la forma diminutiva? O sea, ¿es el diminutivo de foto fotito o fotita? Y para mano, ¿es manito o manita? En el caso de mano, creo que ...
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Is there a rule for forming the diminutive of names?

In Spanish, the diminutive form of names can be used to affectionately refer to someone. Are there any rules for how to derive the diminutive form of names (of people, not places), or is it different ...
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How would you build the spanish counterpart of “truthiness”?

I stumbled upon the English term Truthiness "truth" that a person claims to know intuitively "from the gut" in that it "feels right" without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or ...
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What is the diminutive of “pan” (meaning bread)?

Is it: pansito panesito panito panecino panecillo (Although this one has most of the time another meaning...) Why? I know short question, but seemingly difficult for me. Is there a definitive ...