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if you speak spanish.. T♥B♥A Due June 27 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12584 posts
13th Apr '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
13th Apr '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)

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 10871 posts
status 13th Apr '13

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.



ETA: what the above person wrote is correct lol.
Mijo and mija is mi hijo and mi hija.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
13th Apr '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
13th Apr '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
13th Apr '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 30921 posts
13th Apr '13

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

T♥B♥A Due June 27 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12584 posts
13th Apr '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 30921 posts
13th Apr '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
13th Apr '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...

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 10871 posts
status 13th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA*:</b>" well the suffix ito and ita are used at the end of words in Spanish to mean little something. for example ... [snip!] ... calls our son and daughter papito and mamita all the time) but I haven't personally heard just ito and ita used before alone..."</blockquote>




Or mijito and mijita!
Maybe its that?? Maybe they are just saying ito and ita for short??

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

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 10871 posts
status 13th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA*:</b>" 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)"</blockquote>



I hear mijito and mijita all the time but yea Ive never heard anyone say just ito and ita. I even asked my mom(fluent and 100% mexican) and all she could come up with was it being short for mijito and mijita too. She looked at me like I was smoking crack when I asked lol.

T♥B♥A Due June 27 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12584 posts
16th Apr '13

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