Augmentative in Spanish

January 3, 2017

Augmentative is suffixes that are used to express greater size or importance, and they are opposite to the diminutive.

1. -ote/-ota

This type of the augmentative is most used, and they are used as below.

casota (casa), grandote (grande)

2. –ón/-ona

This kind of augmentative is also commonly used.

platón (plato)

3. –azo/-aza, -tazo/-taza

cochazo (coche), pelotaza (pelota)

4. -aco/-aca, -anco/-anca

This one is used in Spain and has negative meanings.

examenaco (examen)