Why would these be used for words like calor?

AntonA2Kwiziq community member

Why would these be used for words like calor?

Hi!
After going through this lesson, I understand that these endings are used to soften the words, and in some cases I understand why you would use it, but there are also some cases where I'm not sure why you would use it. For example, for "hace calorcillo", why would you want to soften this sentence? I can't see what the meaning would be? 

Asked 5 days ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Anton

In the case of calor / calorcillo we use the diminutive with the nuance of "it's hot but maybe not unbearably hot, so just a bit hot". 

We also use diminutives in other sentences to do with the weather, for example, if I say "Hoy está nubladillo", it's like saying "It's kind of cloudy today"; that "kind of" would somehow soften the word in the same way. 

Saludos

Why would these be used for words like calor?

Hi!
After going through this lesson, I understand that these endings are used to soften the words, and in some cases I understand why you would use it, but there are also some cases where I'm not sure why you would use it. For example, for "hace calorcillo", why would you want to soften this sentence? I can't see what the meaning would be? 

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