Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Luzdivina, May 10, 2005.
Can someone translate the word "Papito" into english please..
"Papito" literally means "little daddy"... and is often used as a term of endearment for a special man/boy in your life.
Papa = dad, padre = father (sorry, papa has a tilde -accent in the second a, but I cannot type it)
Almost anything with the end "ito" /"ita" is a diminutive. Mama -- mamita (mom). Similar to "little" or small.
Could you please give us more information, especially on the context in which you have found this word? The Forum FAQ stresses the importance of context for getting an accurate response.
For example: It can mean Daddy (child to father) in most contexts, or darling (girlfriend to boyfriend), especially in latin american contexts.
Laura, is there a difference in meaning between:
papa-ito (i.e. is this always a baby-talk thing?)
and papito (i.e. is this always a girlfriend thing?
would appreciate your opinion
Yes is like a baby talk. And yeah is like mostly a girl's thing.
Thank you all for helping me. *hugs*
We don't use "papa-ito" around these parts, but the word is not at all foreign to me.
As a widespread term of endearment, Papito can be easily used to designate BOTH "daddy/beloved father figure" or "sweetheart/male love interest".... whereas "papaíto" (in some parts of the Spanish-speaking world) is mostly reserved for the father figure and is usually uttered by a young child --you won't hear any teenager, 20-something or adult refer to his father as "papaíto"!!! Well, there are always exceptions to the rule and one should never say "never"... but you know what I mean.
In Spain, you say "papá", "papi" or "papaíto" to your father, but never (though as LN says one should never say never) to a boyfriend.
Nickname too [Cuba]. I've been called Papito by family and friends since I was a child. Papito this, Papito that. Hey Papito how's it going! I'm 38. Some family call me "Jesusito" still instead of Jesus. Irrelevant I know...
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