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Old July 29, 2008, 09:21 AM
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Huero? Is there such a word?

I have worked with a Spanish speaking population most of my life and have always thought the word "huero/a" was slang and meant a light-skinned person, though the dictionary definition is "addled". Am I addled or is the word used as I have always thought? Thanks for any response.

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The way Mexicans (and a few others) say the word güero is all you've misunderstood.
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Huero is sometimes used in Spain instead of hueco, especially when referring to a concept or to a person.
  • Qué persona más huera / qué persona más vacía.
  • No hizo más que decir cosas hueras / no dijo nada importante.
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By the way, huero is a word. It's an adjective meaning empty, vacuous or hollow. Your dictionary lists addled as a possible meaning. To me, this would be in the sense that it means unused. An addled, or unused mind can be described as being an empty one.
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Ah! I have a lousy ear. Thank you all for the rapid and informative responses. I brewed a Mexican Pilsener beer for my brother and I want to put labels on them "Guero's Choice" as he is fair skinned and I found an old picture of him with a Pancho Villa moustache I'm going to use in the background.
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Don't forget the two little dots over the u.
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In German that's called an umlaut. What is it in Spanish? At any rate my keyboard doesn't have that capacity-any suggestions?
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It's called the diéresis which I think might be what it's called in English, but we don't have much use for that word alt 29 will get it for you if you need to print one
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Huero? Is there such a word?

You can get ü in Microsoft Word go to "insert--symbol--font should be normal text--click ü--click insert--then close.

Hope this helps
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