What Does "chiquita" Mean in English?

Quick Answer

chiquita  = cutie, honey, little girl

Chiquita can only be said to someone or something female. The masculine version of chiquita is chiquito.

Terms of Endearment

When used as a term of endearment, chiquita can have different meanings depending on the context.

  • If your significant other or someone who's coming on to you calls you chiquita, it can mean baby, cutie, honey, doll, or any other number of pet names.
¿Cómo estás, chiquita? - Bien, amor. ¿Y tú?
How are you, baby? - Good, honey. And you?
 
  • Chiquita can also be used as a term of endearment in a non-romantic way, and can be translated as little one, little girl, little lady, sweetie, honey, etc.
Hola, chiquita. - Hola, papi. ¡Mamá dijo que vamos al parque!
Hey there, little one. - Hi, Daddy. Mommy said we're going to the park!
 
  • If someone or something is physically small, people may also refer to them as chiquita. It's a common nickname meaning shorty, little girl, little lady, or small fry.
¿Qué paso, chiquita? ¿Vamos a pasear?
What's up, little girl? Want to go for a walk?
 

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