Kicsi vs Kis?

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!

October 3, 2016


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.

October 3, 2016

okay thank you :)

October 3, 2016

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

October 3, 2016

itty-bitty kitty = ici-pici macsek

October 5, 2016

haha what?

October 5, 2016

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

October 5, 2016

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

October 5, 2016
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