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Kicsi vs Kis?

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Hello My fellow Hungarian learners/speakers!

I think Kis and Kicsi both mean "little" but are they interchangeable?

I've heard it said that Kicsi is usually after the noun, like

A macska kicsi (The cat is little?)

and Kis goes before,

A kis macska (the little cat?)

but could I say A kicsi macska, meaning "the little cat?"

Is there a difference when you use kicsi instead of kis before the noun?

Köszönöm Szépen!

2 years ago

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Yes, kicsi macska is acceptable, but not as much used as kis macska. (You can even write kismacska as one word, it means kitten.)

A macska kicsi :OK

A macska kis: not OK, kis never comes after the noun.

2 years ago

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okay thank you :)

2 years ago

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AKicsiMacska
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Well everyone, I've just changed my name from Omniglot282 to AKicsiMacska xD

2 years ago

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itty-bitty kitty = ici-pici macsek

2 years ago

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AKicsiMacska
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haha what?

2 years ago

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Seneee
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pici = kicsi, kis.. u can say for example 'egy aranyos pici macska' which means 'a cute little cat'.. but Pici with capital referring to Csonka András who is a singer in Hungary.

:DDDDDDDDDDD sorry, i couldnt miss this

2 years ago

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AKicsiMacska
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Okay lol That's cool :) THe more you know, the better!

2 years ago