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20:04 Feb 4, 2009
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Marketing / Market Research / Healthcare
English term or phrase: Spanish word confusion
I am seeking a Spanish word/phrase to refer to the man in my life as a caring protector/caregiver, something of this sort. He often lovingly refers to me as mijita, and I want something to call him in return but nothing I have come across seems to capture what I mean. Can anyone help me with this?

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4 +1papi
Ma.Elena Carrión de Medina
2padrinoRoberto Hall

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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
spanish word confusion

Esta es súper común en mi medio.

Espero que te sirva,

Ma.Elena Carrión de Medina
Local time: 10:54
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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agree  Natalia Pedrosa
3 mins
  -> Gracias Natalia. Que tengas un lindo día!
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spanish word confusion

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Roberto Hall
Local time: 12:54
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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neutral  Marianela Melleda: In latin american countries this word only applies if she had been baptized and if he is her "Godfather"
3 hrs
  -> Gracias Marianela por tu aporte. Padrino también es sinónimo de sostén, mantenedor, protector, defensor, patrocinador, mecenas, etc. http://www.wordreference.com/sinonimos/sostén.

neutral  Juan Jacob: Concuerdo con Marianela: lo llamaría "padrino" sólo si lo fuera, es decir, de bautizo... ¿o no es así en Argentina?
5 hrs
  -> Hola Juan! No pretendo defender mi sugerencia (puse 2 en confianza) pero sí existen padrinos, tíos, hermanos "afectivos" por elección. Pero en este caso, podría ser Papi, Papito, Fiera, Bichito, Osito, Bebé, Cariño, Don José, Chuchumequito...ja ja
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