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Old June 03, 2008, 10:05 AM
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Terms of endearment

I´ve been wondering about the different names of endearment in Spanish...
Sometime ago a very good friend of mine called me Pequeña..., after I got home I stood in front of my full sized mirror and took my measurement (you don´t wanna know what they are),counted my years here on earth and I was totally convinced that I wasn´t that small/little....
So the next time I was called by that name, I voiced my objections...and my dear friend laughed so hard and then went on and said to me, "Eres un monstruo..." Can you believe it. Me... a monster.
Well, later I was told they´re names of endearment... sometimes, it still takes me an effort to withdraw my objections whenever I hear those words used to address me..., but I just love it.
Cariño /Cari,
Amor /Mi amor,
Cielo,
Primor,
Mi hija/hijo...
I´d like to know which ones apply to friends, family, lover/ husband/wife...
also as used in Latin American countries.
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Old June 03, 2008, 10:19 AM
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Old June 03, 2008, 12:35 PM
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Siempre me sorprende oir "gordita" o "gordo" sin malicia.
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Old June 03, 2008, 12:46 PM
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I use terms of endearment quite often, especially when talking to my children. But there is a Spanish one I can't stand because it sounds awfully posh. Of course this is subjective: my sister uses it all the time when she talks to her husband. I mean cari.
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Old June 03, 2008, 12:48 PM
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Is that a shortening of cariño?
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Old June 03, 2008, 01:01 PM
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Yeah. It is.
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carito, carita, mijo, mija, miel, mielcito, corazón, mi vida, mi reina, cielo, cielito, preciosa, princesa, guapa, guapo, bichito, bichita, amor, amorcito, gordita, gordito, querida, querido
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Old June 03, 2008, 02:13 PM
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It seems you have lots of practice, Rusty. Are you a really romantic guy? Or do you just know the theory quite well?
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Old June 03, 2008, 02:17 PM
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It seems you have lots of practice, Rusty. Are you a really romantic guy? Or do you just know the theory quite well?
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Old June 03, 2008, 02:54 PM
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¿Con las chicas o con las palabras?
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