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little, meaning small, is often translated by adding the suffix -ito or -cito to the end of the noun; where the noun in question is feminine, the suffix agrees and becomes -ita or -cita. The suffix often expresses affection or approval. It is particularly common in Latin America; in Spain, the suffix -illo or -cillo is more common:
a dog = un perro
a little dog = un perrito
a garden = un jardín
a little garden = un jardincito
my sister = mi hermana
my little sister = mi hermanita
a door = una puerta
a little door = una puertecita
For more examples and particular usages see the entry little1
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