It's a good story. I'm having a big smile, Thank youMaeron said:Personal anecdote: In the conversation at a family party, my mother-in-law said that it was odd that the garbage man called her "güerita," for she is not at all light-skinned. My brother-in-law joked, "Mom, your hearing isn't so sharp any more; he wasn't saying güerita, but 'huelita!" (short for "abuelita", in other words, "Granny") Everyone fell on the floor laughing!
Antonio, has viajado a Inglaterra, ¿ajá?Antonnio said:The word "güera" is used in an informal way, also there are some variations like: güereja, güeraza, güerota, güerejilla...etc, etc... well, the meaning depends of the intention and intonation who said it, due in Mexico most of people are dark-skinned it's frequently that people with few education or coming from countryside use that word to expres a kind of admiration and sexual desire for a woman who looks like very beauty and who has white skin or blond hair specially if she seems to be a tourist... I say this because some time ago I met a blond woman from FL and we were friends and used to walk along Mexico city and many blokes used to say her "eeey güeriiiita"
..but as I said it depends of who said it...
¿Macha? ¡Eso aquí es una mula (cruce de yegua y burro)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Tormenta said:This is very interesting. When I was in México many people called me "Güerita" and I am not blonde. OK, OK, I admit, I am of a fair complexion (not in the British sense) However, I do have dark hair and dark eyes.
Anyhow, I would not say that the people who called me "güerita" lacked education (at least the ones who talked to me). I asked something at the airport and this gentleman said to me " a sus ordenes Guerita" So, I guess the word güerita gives a lot of room for interpretation.
In Costa Rica, they say " macha/o" or " machita/o" meaning blonde. When my daughter was very young we lived in Costa Rica; the first time somebody called her " Macha" she was shocked, she thought they were calling her " Macho girl" or something like that.
Then, in Argentina we say rubio/a. So, do you speak Spanish?