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"Mijo"

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Hey, I learned this once in class, and I think I remember that it is usually an affectionate name for a father to a son.

I want to get an actual translation.

Also, I'm a little uncomfortable when my neighbor uses it with my son... am I wrong?

Alan

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updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by alan3

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Thanks Natasha, that is what I meant. I think, too, that is why it is so often abreviated... MEE EE HO.. is wierd to say, hence, Mijo.

Alan

Natasha said:

alan said:

I don't know if he's Guatemalan, but I have often thought that he's a little too friendly / fatherly with my son. Almost like he trys TO BE his father when I'm not around. Ever get a funny feeling about someone? I just wanted to be sure before I said something.Hijo is pronounced HEE HO, right? My son,,, Mijo...That is what I remember.Thanks for answering.Alan

The h is silent. More like EE-HO, if you're going to put it that way.

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updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by alan3
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I dont mean to confuse you but heehoo is a different think.

heehoo de -expletive deleted
son of expletive deleted
jiho or heehoo is only used by uneducated people.

like I wrote before mijo is just a short form of saying my hijo
I guess is pronounced meeho

alan said:

I don't know if he's Guatemalan, but I have often thought that he's a little too friendly / fatherly with my son. Almost like he trys TO BE his father when I'm not around. Ever get a funny feeling about someone? I just wanted to be sure before I said something.Hijo is pronounced HEE HO, right? My son,,, Mijo...That is what I remember.Thanks for answering.Alan

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updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by 00769608
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alan said:

I don't know if he's Guatemalan, but I have often thought that he's a little too friendly / fatherly with my son. Almost like he trys TO BE his father when I'm not around. Ever get a funny feeling about someone? I just wanted to be sure before I said something.Hijo is pronounced HEE HO, right? My son,,, Mijo...That is what I remember.Thanks for answering.Alan

The h is silent. More like EE-HO, if you're going to put it that way.

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by Natasha
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It is not vulgar, it is an imformal way to speak.
I am learning about accents, so when in doubt I put them on( jut a little joke)

Quentin said:

Is this a vulgar (as in vernacular or street language, not indecent) usage'I appreciate being provided colloquialisms or slang, but in a grammar forum I would want it pointed out as such."It can be abreviated to mijó" sounds like there exists a grammaticar rule for doing so (like de+el =del). Is there'Don't forget that some of us are beginners and can't read between the lines yet..

Gus said:

the complete world is mi hijo it means my sonIt can be abreviated to mijó, Is the guy that is using this word from Guatemala ? by any chance.It can be construe as an endearment but not necesarly. A mother can use it or an uncle or an aunt. It just a short way to say my sonmijá or mi hija means my daughter.

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updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by 00769608
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Is this a vulgar (as in vernacular or street language, not indecent) usage?

I appreciate being provided colloquialisms or slang, but in a grammar forum I would want it pointed out as such.

"It can be abreviated to mijó" sounds like there exists a grammaticar rule for doing so (like de+el =del). Is there?

Don't forget that some of us are beginners and can't read between the lines yet..

Gus said:

the complete world is mi hijo it means my sonIt can be abreviated to mijó, Is the guy that is using this word from Guatemala ? by any chance.It can be construe as an endearment but not necesarly. A mother can use it or an uncle or an aunt. It just a short way to say my sonmijá or mi hija means my daughter.

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updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by 0074b507
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Gus said:

the complete world is mi hijo it means my sonIt can be abreviated to mijó, Is the guy that is using this word from Guatemala ? by any chance.It can be construe as an endearment but not necesarly. A mother can use it or an uncle or an aunt. It just a short way to say my sonmijá or mi hija means my daughter.

Gus, that's informative, thanks! By the way, I don't think these words have accents on them -- just mijo, mija.

I have heard mija before, for a daughter.

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by Natasha
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I don't know if he's Guatemalan, but I have often thought that he's a little too friendly / fatherly with my son. Almost like he trys TO BE his father when I'm not around. Ever get a funny feeling about someone? I just wanted to be sure before I said something.

Hijo is pronounced HEE HO, right? My son,,, Mijo...

That is what I remember.

Thanks for answering.

Alan

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by alan3
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the complete world is mi hijo it means my son
It can be abreviated to mijó, Is the guy that is using this word from Guatemala ? by any chance.

It can be construe as an endearment but not necesarly. A mother can use it or an uncle or an aunt. It just a short way to say my son

mijá or mi hija means my daughter.

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by 00769608
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