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

  1. sjoyc 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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