"Mi hijo necesita una maleta pequeña."
Translation:My son needs a small suitcase.
Imagine my surprise to learn that there's a difference between a suitcase and a briefcase... I'm only commenting because the difference is that the former is "big" while the latter is "small." So wouldn't a small suitcase be the same thing as a briefcase? I'm obviously missing something here...
if you apply your question to english you are basically asking, is a small suitcase not the same as a brief case?, well no its not. The logic is the same for english and spanish