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Caballero June 15, 2011 06:00 PM

Chico
 
¿Es Chico también un nombre?

This implies that it is:

Quote:

Muchas gracias por dejarnos quedarnos con Ustedes. Juan y yo tuvimos un tiempo increíble en New York y fue genial conocerlos a ambos y a Chico! Gracias también por todas las cosas que nos dieron para el apartamento. Esperamos verlos de nuevo muy pronto.

aleCcowaN June 15, 2011 06:30 PM

Yes, Chico is a name like Chuck, not like Charles. I think it doesn't come from other name like Quico comes from Federico or Pepe from Pedro. A good example is an old Argentine singer, Chico Novarro, whose real name is Bernardo Mitnik Lermann.

Caballero June 15, 2011 08:14 PM

Oh ok, that's pretty cool. But does that mean that it sounds like you're addressing the other person as "Boy!"?

And is Chica also a name?

pinosilano June 16, 2011 02:48 AM

Chico Buarque de Holanda, su nombre verdadero es Francisco.
No sé si en Brasil a todos los Francisco los apodan Chico o es sólo referido a este artista por su cara y modos de "buen chico". Entonces sería un "mote".
Quico o Kiko lo conozco también para los Enrique y Pancho para los Francisco. A los José, Pepe y a los Pedro, Perucho.
Gullermo = Memo.
Patricio = Pato.
José Patricio, típico doble nombre que durante un periodo era muy común entre los "jaivones" (Highborns) chilenos, PepePato con su Volvo rojo. Me refiero a la mitad de los años '60, del siglo pasado.

aleCcowaN June 16, 2011 06:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caballero (Post 112280)
Oh ok, that's pretty cool. But does that mean that it sounds like you're addressing the other person as "Boy!"?

And is Chica also a name?

I'm not sure as Chico is not common here. It sound like Caribbean Rim or at least tropical/subtropical to me. I don't think they are addressing a person as a "boy". At most "the youngest" or "the shortest", but I don't think this either.

I've never heard of a person named "Chica".

Caballero June 16, 2011 08:56 AM

How about Nacho? I just saw this bilingual children's book in the store entitled "Uncle Nacho's Sombrero". I almost burst out laughing. Is that a real name too?

Tomisimo June 16, 2011 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caballero (Post 112305)
How about Nacho? I just saw this bilingual children's book in the store entitled "Uncle Nacho's Sombrero". I almost burst out laughing. Is that a real name too?

Yes it is. Short for Ignacio.

Caballero June 16, 2011 11:38 AM

Oh wow. I'm going to change my name to Ignacio so people can call me Nacho. :p

pinosilano June 16, 2011 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caballero (Post 112314)
Oh wow. I'm going to change my name to Ignacio so people can call me Nacho. :p

Luís = Lucho
Patricia = Paty
Eugenio = Queno
Fernando = Nano
En Italia es más compleja la cosa:
Giovanni=> Vanni=> Vannino=> Nino=> Ninino.
Cosimo=> Cosimino=> Mino=> Mimino.

Caballero June 16, 2011 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinosilano (Post 112319)
Luís = Lucho
Patricia = Paty
Eugenio = Queno
Fernando = Nano
En Italia es más compleja la cosa:
Giovanni=> Vanni=> Vannino=> Nino=> Ninino.
Cosimo=> Cosimino=> Mino=> Mimino.

Yes, but those aren't as neat because they don't sound like nachos. :D

Nano is definitely a dimutive, in more ways than one. :D


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