just wondering about a word...

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what does "Trigueñita" mean? Heard it in a song, just curious. Thanks :D

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updated OCT 9, 2009
posted by Annelyse
I bet it was "Se Vale To To" by Calle 13, right? "....trigueƱita o jincha."

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I've also encountered it in Mexican folksongs. It is, of course, derived from "trigo" (wheat). Thus "trigueña" means "wheat colored". As far as I know, the distinction between "trigueña" and "morena" is only a matter of taste.

updated OCT 9, 2009
posted by samdie
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Trigueñita is a form of Trigueña which describes a female of dark-colored complexion. This word is often substituted with Morena, which is the more common term used.

Trigueña is more a puerto-rican/south american slang term, Morena is used more by europeans, mexicans, and mexican americans. This last part is from what i've gathered.

updated OCT 9, 2009
posted by DJ_Huero