Discussion in 'Čeština (Czech)' started by sjoyc, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. sjoyc Junior Member

    USA, English
    English speaker here. My Czech boyfriend used this word as an endearment (I think...) and I can't figure it out. Is it the diminutive of something?
    (I could always ask him, but what's the fun in that?)
    Thanks much!
  2. Enquiring Mind

    Enquiring Mind Senior Member

    UK/Česká republika
    English - the Queen's
    Hi sjoyc. You guessed correctly: konipásek is a diminutive of konipas - wagtail (the bird), and in this diminutive form konipásku (5th case or vocative) he was calling you "my little wagtail". It's a quite commonly used term of endearment or affectionate nickname in Czech.

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