Portuguese Diminutive Exercises

Ejemplo de ejercicios de diminutivos en portugués: Ele deu um beijinho nela.

What’s up guys?
Today we are going to exercise our Portuguese. Our Dica brings Portuguese Diminutive exercises for you guys, but let’s refresh our memories before we start.

There are different uses of diminutives in Portuguese. It can be related to the size of an object, emphasis, demonstration of affection or contempt, and we can also use the diminutive without a specific function. The formation of diminutives happens, usually, by adding –inho, –inha, –zinho or –zinha, at the end of the words.

Do you remember now? Well, let’s see some exercises with Diminutives in Portuguese.

Portuguese Diminutive Exercises

Let’s classify the diminutives in size, emphasis, affection, contempt, or without a specific function:

1) Eu tenho uma casinha em São Paulo. (_____________)
I have a small house in São Paulo.

2) Você tem um minutinho? (_____________)
Do you have a minute?

3) Ela é uma velhinha muito agradável. Gosto de falar com ela. (_____________)
She’s a very pleasant old lady. I like talking to her.

4) Ah! Que menininha irritante! (_____________)
Uh! What an annoying little girl!

5) Ela é minha amiguinha. (_____________)
She’s my friend.

6) Paizinho querido! Te amo! (_____________)
Dear Dad! I love you!

7) Nós moramos pertinho da Escadaria Selarón. (_____________)
We live very close to the Selarón Stairs.

8) Nós temos um trabalhinho para entregar daqui a uma semana. (_____________)
We have a small work to deliver in a week.

9) Ele adotou um cachorrinho. (_____________)
He adopted a small dog.

10) Estou lendo um livrinho muito chato. (_____________)
I am reading a very boring little book.


Now, take a look at the sentences below an change the words in bold into their diminutive form.

1) Eu vou querer um café.

2) Minha gata se chama Flufi.

3) Hoje o dia está frio. Perfeito para ver um filme com a namorada.

4) Agora que está malhando, meu irmão está ficando forte.

5) Olha esse vestido! Que bonito!

6) Nossa! Não imaginei que a praia fosse tão perto.

7) Esse computador é uma porcaria!

8) Branca de Neve morava com 7 homens.


That’s enough diminutive exercises in Portuguese, right? Or would you want more?

Till next time, friends!
Strong hug from Rio & Learn.

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Classify the diminutives:


  1. tamanho
  2. sem função específica
  3. afetividade
  4. desprezo
  5. afetividade
  6. afetividade
  7. ênfase
  8. sem função específica
  9. tamanho
  10. desprezo[/one_half][one_half_last]
  1. size
  2. without a specific function
  3. affection
  4. contempt
  5. affection
  6. affection
  7. emphasis
  8. without a specific function
  9. size
  10. contempt[/one_half_last]

Change into the diminutives:

  1. Eu vou querer um cafezinho.
  2. Minha gatinha se chama Flufi.
  3. Hoje o dia está friozinho. Perfeito para ver um filme com a namoradinha.
  4. Agora que está malhando, meu irmão está ficando fortinho.
  5. Olha esse vestidinho! Que bonitinho!
  6. Nossa! Não imaginei que a praia fosse tão pertinho.
  7. Esse computadorzinho é uma porcaria!
  8. Branca de neve morava com 7 homenzinhos.

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