Last modified on 6 February 2015, at 21:54

-acska

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-a- +‎ -cska

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-acska

  1. (diminutive suffix) -let, -ette

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • (diminutive suffix) Variants:
    -cska is added to back vowel words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-.
    falu (village) → falucska (hamlet, a small village)
    Anna (Ann) → Annácska (little Ann)
    -cske is added to front vowel words ending in a vowel. Final -e changes to -é-.
    szellő (breeze) → szellőcske (a tiny breeze)
    mese (tale, fable) → mesécske (a small fable)
    -ocska is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    hullám (wave) → hullámocska (wavelet)
    szobor (statue) → szobrocska (statuette)
    -acska is added to other back vowel words ending in a consonant
    nyúl (rabbit) → nyulacska (bunny)
    piros (red) → pirosacska (slightly red)
    -ecske is added to unrounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
    csepp (drop) → cseppecske (droplet)
    -öcske is added to rounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
    kör (circle) → köröcske (circlet, a small circle)

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