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Chapter 23: Aumentativo, Despectivo, Diminutivo

  23.3 Despectivo

The despectivo gives always a negative association. It can mean a increase or a comparative. The most important ending to form a despectivo is -ucho / -ucha.

  Examples for words with a despectivo ending -ucho
la casa = house
la casucha = a run down house, a house that needs renovation

feo = ugly
feúcho = quite ugly

el médico = doctor
el médicucho = bad doctor, quack

flaco = thing
flacucho = very thin

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