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These Mexican Nicknames Are Probably the Reason Why We’re So Emotionally Unstable

Mexican nicknames

Mexican nicknames are a trip. They’re basically an adjective that you end up getting stuck with for the rest of your life. And because they’re said with cariño, no offense is supposed to be taken – at least that’s what were told. Some of them can be downright mean though, especially when it comes to nicknames inspired by your appearance.

“Gordo”
Gordo

Yup, if you’re Mexican, no one is calling you plus-sized or curvy. In Spanish you just get called fat.

“Fea” or “Bruja”

Betty la fea

Betty La Fea isn’t the only one who has had to suffer with an “ugly” nickname. Whatever, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

“Chato”

Chato

There you are minding your own flat-nosed business when somebody gotta up and call you chato.

“Flaca”

Flaca

No one really minds being called flaca, so as far as apodos go, this one’s not bad. Unless you’re llenita and people are calling you flaca just to eff with you.

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“Moco”

moco

Why, why would anyone want to be called moco, que asco?!

“China”

China

This one has nothing to do with being Chinese and everything to do with having curly hair.

“Chango”

Chango

If you’re born with big ears, good luck, because they will call you chango for life.

“Güera”

guera
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Blond or light-skinned? You qualify as a güera (even if it is with the help of hair dye).

“Prieta”

Prieta

If you’re not a güera sometimes you get called prieta because you’re dark skinned. And sometimes you’re called prieta even when you’re light-skinned. ¿Quien los entiende?

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“Pocho”

Judging you

If you don’t speak Spanish or aren’t fluent or where born in the U.S. or for any other judge-y reason you’ll be the pocho of the group because you’re not Mexican enough with your “Americanized” ways.

“Pecas”

Pecosa
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Face it, freckles are cute AF!

“Chaparro”

Chaparro
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No guy wants to be called “shorty” unless they’re tall, I guess.

“Viejo”

Viejo

This one is all kind of confusing because you might be someone’s viejo or vieja if you’re attached to them romantically… or their parent. Uh oh, it’s kind of Oedipal if you think about it too much. Don’t think about it, don’t think about it.

“Beba”

Beba

Aww, imagine getting called “baby girl” no matter how old you are.

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