What You Say vs. What Mamá Hears


What is it about Latina moms and their hearing? You say one thing and your Latina mom hears something totally different. It’s like their ears are equipped with some kind of crazy mom translating device. Take these instances for example…

What You Say: Voy a salir con mis amigas

What She Hears: I’m the boss y me mando sola

did not ask permiso

Except… you never said that. Can a girl just have a GNO?

What You Say: No tengo hambre

What She Hears: No me gusta tu comida

Latina mom cries

Moms get so offended when you don’t eat their food, even when you literally just ate 10 minutes ago.

What You Say: I’m Bored

What She Hears: Dame más quehaceres

Si no limpias no sales

?… No one ever said that.

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What You Say: I’m staying out late tonight

What She Hears: If I’m not home by 9:59 p.m., file a missing person’s report

when you are late

I said LATE, not till dusk.

What You Say: I need Advil

What She Hears: Where’s the Vicks?

Vicks VapoRub

Hello?! Vicks isn’t the cure to everything!

What You Say: I don’t know how to cook frijoles

What She Hears: I’m never going to find a husband

Gasps in Spanish

…Because not knowing how to cook beans is a deal-breaker, right?

What You Say: I’ll take the trash out later

What She Hears: You do it, you’re my sirvienta

Latina moms be like

And she always replies with “no sé qué vas a hacer el día que yo me muera”. Ugh, SO dramatic!

What You Say: But I did wash the dishes!

What She Hears: ¡Te veo cara de pendeja!

Latina moms

Does she really expect me to stand by the sink all day?

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What You Say: I’m spending the night at my friend’s house

What She Hears: I’m going to sleep at a guy’s house and have an orgy.


Gosh, why do moms exaggerate so much?!

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What You Say: What?

What She Hears: $*¢% @*$3

Se dice mande

This is how she reacts when you say ‘what,’ imaging what she’ll do when you talk back.

What You Say: Can we stop by Taco Bell?

What She Hears: Me gusta comer ch*ngaderas.

Tacos versus chingaderas

I just want to eat something quick. Can I live?!

What does your mom think she “hears” you say? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below.

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