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    хорошенький, чистенький

    I know хорошенький can mean pretty.
    But what is the general affect of this -енький suffix. Is it a diminutive form?
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    Re: хорошенький, чистенький

    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    I know хорошенький can mean pretty.
    But what is the general affect of this -енький suffix. Is it a diminutive form?
    Yes, you're right. But only -еньк- is a suffix, -ий is an ending.

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    this reminds me of an example: i was comming out of the toilets in hard rock cafe in moscow and 2 oldish russian skanks called me хорошенький, молоденький and then asked me to dance
    i think the best way to translate it would be 'fresh and young'. oh well, nobody ever called me that in england!
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    Re: хорошенький, чистенький

    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    I know хорошенький can mean pretty.
    But what is the general affect of this -енький suffix. Is it a diminutive form?
    It is a diminutive form, and it's often used with a touch of tenderness.
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