Portuguese Diminutive Exercises

diminutives in portuguese example: Ele deu um beijinho nela.

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

There are different uses of diminutives in Portuguese. Diminutives can be used to say something about the size of an object, add emphasis, demonstate affection or contempt, and we can also use the diminutive without a specific function. Diminutives are usually formed by adding –inho, –inha, –zinho or –zinha, at the end of the words.

Do you remember it now? Well, let’s do some exercises with diminutives in Portuguese.

Portuguese Diminutive Exercises: Exercise 1

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 Rio & Learn. (_____________)
We live very close to Rio & Learn.

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.

Portuguese Diminutive Exercises: Exercise 2

Now, take a look at the sentences below and 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 escola da Rio & Learn em Copacabana fosse tão perto da praia.
______________________.

7) Esse computador é uma porcaria!
______________________.

8) Branca de Neve morava com 7 homens.
______________________.

Portuguese Diminutive Exercises: Exercise 3

Which of the words below isn’t a diminutive?

1) laranjinha
2) rainha
3) letrinha
4) vaquinha
5) moinho
6) vizinho
7) cavalinho
8) plantinha
9) florzinha
10) cestinha

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

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

Click on the links below to se more related Dicas
Diminutives in Portuguese
Portuguese Augmentative
Superlative in Portuguese
Past Tense Exercises

Answers

Exercise 1

tamanho
sem função específica
afetividade
desprezo
afetividade
afetividade
ênfase
sem função específica
tamanho
desprezo

Exercise 2

Eu vou querer um cafezinho.
Minha gatinha se chama Flufi.
Hoje o dia está friozinho. Perfeito para ver um filme com a namoradinha.
Agora que está malhando, meu irmão está ficando fortinho.
Olha esse vestidinho! Que bonitinho!
Nossa! Não imaginei que a escola da Rio & Learn em Copacabana fosse tão pertinho da praia.
Esse computadorzinho é uma porcaria!
Branca de neve morava com 7 homenzinhos.

Exercise 3

1) laranjinha – diminutivo
2) rainha
3) letrinha – diminutivo
4) vaquinha – diminutivo
5) moinho
6) vizinho
7) cavalinho – diminutivo
8) plantinha – diminutivo
9) florzinha – diminutivo
10) cestinha – diminutivo

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