-bb

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Hungarian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-bb

  1. (comparative suffix) -er, more
    apró (tiny) → apróbb (tinier)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (comparative suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -b is added to some words ending in a consonant, a somewhat archaic variant
    idős (old) → idősb (older) (the modern comparative is idősebb)
    -bb is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    drága (expensive) → drágább (more expensive)
    fekete (black) → feketébb (blacker)
    -abb is added to most back vowel words ending in a consonant
    fiatal (young) → fiatalabb (younger)
    -obb is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    nagy (big) → nagyobb (bigger)
    -ebb is added to front vowel words ending in a consonant
    öreg (old) → öregebb (older)

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