The diminutive form is extremely popular in Holland. Its use is not exclusively reserved for small things. It is also widely used for things that are considered sweet, cute, funny, or even annoying.
The basic formula for the diminutive is:
Recall that diminutives are always het-nouns.
||the bite, snack
Unfortunately, the story is not quite this simple. Depending on the phonetics of the noun, many diminutives do not simply get -je but rather -tje, -etje, -pje, or -kje. Continue to the next page to read more about this.
If you only arrived on this page to look up a diminutive ending for a noun, have a look at the checklist.