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Does 'chiquita' have a greater/different connotation besides little or small?

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Does 'chiquita' have a greater/different connotation besides little or small?

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updated SEP 11, 2009
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posted by JMKsheep
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Your chiquita can be your child or your girlfriend.

updated SEP 11, 2009
posted by ChamacoMalo
right - 00494d19, SEP 11, 2009
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And we say: este es mi niño o esta es mi niña (this is my child).

And "yo tengo tres chicos/niños y una chica/niña" (for children).

Then, "este es mi chico o chica" for girlfriend or boyfriend sounds more affectionate.

updated SEP 11, 2009
edited by nila45
posted by nila45
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Yes, some people could say: esta es mi chica o este es mi chico (for your girlfriend or your boyfriend). And in the same sense, they could say: esta es mi chiquita. But, chiquito, for a girlfriend or a child sounds weird. I think it is not possible.

updated SEP 11, 2009
posted by nila45
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There is a colloquial use of "chiquita" (noun). Instead of saying "chiquilla" (noun) some people say: chiquita (noun).

For example, I know some people use that word instead of "chiquilla" which makes sound more affectionate. "Esa chiquita llegó la primera". Instead of that: "esa chiquilla llegó la primera". But it is a very particular use of the word and only it is used on certain occasions.

"Chiquita" is used as a noun, but also as an adjective. And I don't get used to hearing the word "chiquito" as a noun. But, I get used to hearing "chiquito" (adjective) to say that it is small.

Also, "chiquita" (adjective) = small, little

"Chiquitas" in plural has the meaning that Marianne said.

updated SEP 11, 2009
edited by nila45
posted by nila45
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I found this in the dictionary:

no andarse con chiquitas = don't beat around the bush, i.e., get to the point

updated SEP 11, 2009
posted by --Mariana--
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