The 5 Most Confusing Compliments From Your Abuelita

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We don’t doubt that our abuelitas love us and truly want the best for us, but goddamn. They’re all about sending mixed signals. Here are the 5 classic and confusing Abuelitaisms that we’re most likely to hear when we’re “complimented” by our abuelas:

On your truly unbelievable beauty:

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Ok, but see the thing is that I’m adorable all the time.

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On the evils of gossiping:

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So chisme — the most important and revitalizing thing in the entire world — is only wrong when I do it. Got it.

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On your dating life (or lack thereof):

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Well, damn. Maybe I don’t like them!

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On this new generation of young ladies:

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Is this an insult, or…?

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On being both too fat and too thin for her taste:

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Wait. What?

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Did your abuelita have any words of wisdom that haunt you to this day? Share below.