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18:51 Aug 20, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Marketing
Spanish term or phrase:mammacita
it's on WWF Eddy Geureuro calls "Chyna" his " Mammacita " and I would like to know what mammacita means!!!! I guessing girlfriend or something along that line, however I would like to be sure!
Mamacita is a very idiomatic term. It can be many things like, "hot mama", "sweet mama", or other terms like that. We also call a hot man, papasito (like some call Enrique Iglesias). It has more of a sexual innuendo than endearing.
mamita is a dimimutive of mama and mamasita is a diminutive of mamita.
Hope this helps.
Carolina Ramirez Canada Local time: 05:38 Native speaker of: Spanish, English PRO pts in pair: 42
1. As used by a male of hispanic origin it can be used in a lascivious sense to refer to an exceptionally pretty young woman.
It can also be used as a term of endearment by an older person to a younger woman or girl (e.g. parents to daughter) or between women of roughly the same age. A son might also use it endearingly to address his mother, grandmother or sister.
3. Also it can be used disrespectfully (and sometimes not) to convey the speaker's superiority over the woman/girl that he/she is addressing, athough they are not necessarily acquainted with one another.
I haven't seen the TV program (?) you refer to but I would say that in this context I think the first usage applies.