mamita

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what does the word mean in Spanish someone greeted me using the word in a text.
the dictionary did not have a definition .

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updated AGO 30, 2008
posted by teean

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Valerie said:

I've heard folks use this as a diminutive when addressing small girls, as well. I also know a family who call their grandmother Mamita (a pet name, like "granny" or something).Gus, another point to remember is that 'traducción" should be "translation" in English, rather than "traduction". Confusing, I know.

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updated AGO 30, 2008
posted by 00769608
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I've heard folks use this as a diminutive when addressing small girls, as well. I also know a family who call their grandmother Mamita (a pet name, like "granny" or something).

Gus, another point to remember is that 'traducción" should be "translation" in English, rather than "traduction". Confusing, I know.

updated AGO 30, 2008
posted by Valerie
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Gus said:

Yep, well... I heard a mother adress her little daughter (a todler) as mamita, the little girl was making a scene in the Giant super market and the mother said, mamita mamita please be quiet.But, I heard other mothers use this term when talking to their daughters. Thank you for correcting my spelling, I need all the help, I can get.


I still find it surprising but if that's what people say... Anyway, it's the being surprised that makes learning languages so interesting.

As for needing help; Who doesn't'

updated AGO 30, 2008
posted by samdie
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Yep, well... I heard a mother adress her little daughter (a todler) as mamita, the little girl was making a scene in the Giant super market and the mother said, mamita mamita please be quiet.But, I heard other mothers use this term when talking to their daughters.
Thank you for correcting my spelling, I need all the help, I can get.

updated AGO 30, 2008
posted by 00769608
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Gus said:

Is a term of endearment, It is used to adress a daughter. And, a male lover to his lady,or s son to his mother. aunt or what have you. Often it is use by men to flirt with women.

The literal traduction is little mother. or momy


To address a daughter! Really? (by the way there are three "m"s in "mommy)

updated AGO 25, 2008
posted by samdie
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Is a term of endearment, It is used to adress a daughter. And, a male lover to his lady,or s son to his mother. aunt or what have you.
Often it is use by men to flirt with women.
The literal traduction is little mother. or momy

updated AGO 24, 2008
posted by 00769608
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Assuming that it is properly spelled, it is the diminutive of "mum" (mamá); something like "mummy" in the UK. Many words ending in -ito / -ita in Spanish are diminutives.

Now, I believe that this is also a slang in some countries to refer to women in general, but I am not sure about its usage and scope.

updated AGO 24, 2008
posted by lazarus1907