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deandddd November 11, 2018 06:20 PM


I believe that, in English, "Cisco" used to be slang usage for Francisco or, more specifically, San Francisco was referred to as Cisco.

But the generally accepted abbreviation for Francisco is Paco.

But does Cisco existe in Spanish as an abreviation for Francisco?

Or is that pure television stuff picked up from O. Henry?

Thanks in advance.


AngelicaDeAlquezar November 11, 2018 08:45 PM

"Paco" and "Pancho" are the short forms of "Francisco" in the Spanish I hear. Nobody I know would use "Cisco" like that. I think that's the way English speakers deal with the name. :)

deandddd November 12, 2018 05:44 AM

Thank you!


olemundo November 20, 2018 07:31 AM

A los Franciscos también se les llama "Curro"

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