What is the difference between dziewczyna and dziewczynka?
Hi~, guys. I checked the translations of dziewczyna and dziewczynka, both of them are "a girl". - -! Does anyone know the difference between dziewczyna and dziewczynka?
"Dziewczyna" means a girl (or a girlfriend) and "dziewczynka" means a little girl, a minor. Wouldn't recommend calling your girlfriend "dziewczynka", especially because in some slangs it's a euphemism for a prostitute (and a rather rude one, so I wouldn't recommend calling her that even if she IS a prostitute).
Thank you for replying and your opinion.
Oh, thanks a lot. That's a good website. I found the explanation from the website you posted, dziewczyna : girl, young woman; girlfriend. dziewczynka : little girl. Now, I can understand them well. And I also can understand your opinion about different forms well. Thank you. :D
Frankly, I wouldn't call my girlfriend (who?) "dziewczynka", she could find it disrespectful, especially if she didn't have much of a sense of humour. "Dziewczynka" is generally a younger girl, and someone over 12 or maybe even younger is rather likely to prefer "dziewczyna".