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if you speak spanish.. T♥B♥A Due June 27; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12591 posts
Apr 13th '13

if someone is calling me "ee-tah" and my son "ee-toh" what does that mean? i tried googling it but seeing as i don't know how it's spelled i couldn't find anything.. thanks!! :)

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
Apr 13th '13

I speak Spanish and im not sure if you might mean hijo and hija which literally means son and daughter but can be used as a term of affection in a way. (they are pronounced eeho and eeha (j makes the h sound in Spanish and h is usually silent)

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
Apr 13th '13
Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:" You mean mijo(mee-ho) and mija(mee-ha) some say it without the m. Its an effectionate term. Mainly used by elders for those younger that they care for. My aunts and uncles call me mija."


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This. ee-tah doesn't make any sense to me, but I'm not like awesome at Spanish. :lol:

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
Apr 13th '13
Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:" You mean mijo(mee-ho) and mija(mee-ha) some say it without the m. Its an effectionate term. Mainly used by elders for those younger that they care for. My aunts and uncles call me mija."


!! mijo and mija are shortened forms of mi hijo and mi hija and are used more likely lol. I figured since you didn't hear a M sound you might have heard hijo and hija

A&J. ♥ 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5613 posts
Apr 13th '13

Mija and mijo



Which I think is just the shortened way to say mi hija and mi hijo?

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30934 posts
Apr 13th '13

Tita. And Tito?
Aunt and uncle
Or mija and mijo
Girl and boy.

T♥B♥A Due June 27; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12591 posts
Apr 13th '13

idk.. i've definitely heard the mee-ho mee-ha ones and know what they mean.. there's definitely a T in there.. oh well he says it nicely lol

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30934 posts
Apr 13th '13

I'm an idiot. Tia and tio are aunt and uncle.



Sorry I was thinking Tagalog for a second.

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
Apr 13th '13
Quoting T♥B:" idk.. i've definitely heard the mee-ho mee-ha ones and know what they mean.. there's definitely a T in there.. oh well he says it nicely lol"

well the suffix ito and ita are used at the end of words in Spanish to mean little something. for example papi can be papito for little daddy or mami can be mamita for little mommy. (parents sometimes used those for their children, my ex calls our son and daughter papito and mamita all the time) but I haven't personally heard just ito and ita used before alone...

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
Apr 13th '13
Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA*:</b>" well the suffix ito and ita are ... [snip!] ... before alone..."</blockquote> Or mijito and mijita! Maybe its that?? Maybe they are just saying ito and ita for short??"

lol its possible but I have never heard it said like that before. I mean I have been around a lot of Hispanics. from different countries and different parts of mexico. (all the different dialects)

T♥B♥A Due June 27; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12591 posts
Apr 16th '13

well thanks everyone! it's good enough explanation for me :P