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Old June 15, 2011, 07:00 PM
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¿Es Chico también un nombre?

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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.
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Old June 15, 2011, 07:30 PM
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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.
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Old June 15, 2011, 09:14 PM
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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?
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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".
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Old June 16, 2011, 09:56 AM
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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?
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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.
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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.
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