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Here Are Some Super Sweet Spanish Nicknames For Relationships That Are Too Bizarre In English

We’ve all heard mi amor and bonita used in Spanish to describe significant others. It makes sense since those mean my love and beautiful. However, there are some common nicknames we use to show our significant others love that would be very offensive in English. These are names you’ve definitely heard your mom or dad use in sweet moments and you’ll feel so represented in these. Write some down. You don’t know when you’ll need it.

Bichito / Bicho

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Kicking off our list is probably one of the most interesting terms of endearment in Spanish. Literally translated as ‘little bug,’ bichito and bicho are probably terms that would have English speakers scratching their heads. Like, who would call their boyfriend or girlfriend a bug? ???? 

Bombón

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This term from Argentina is used to describe someone who is beautiful or handsome. Honestly, bombons in any version are very beautiful things. Whether it is using it in the endearing sense, or when talking about the actual chocolates. Bombon is just one of those words that has no negative connotations.

Sirenita

Guys (and ladies) if your girl’s favorite Disney princess is “The Little Mermaid,” this is one name you might like to file under ‘cute nicknames.’ Sirenita = well you guessed it, little mermaid. Sure. You might have heard someone as some point affectionately refer to their love as their little mermaid but how common is that really?

China

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Te extrañe muchísimo ❤️#michinahermosa

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If you have got yourself a curly-headed cutie you can turn into your wife a la Kyle from the song “iSpy,” then china is the nickname you can memorize. China in Spanish isn’t talking about the country or dinner plates, but a curly-haired woman. We know. Some of these don’t make any sense but the phrase “raining cats and dogs” makes no sense in any other language.

Flaca / Flaco

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You don’t hear many girlfriends/boyfriends/partners in the U.S. call each other ‘skinny’ as a term of endearment. A common nickname for baes in Latin America, flaca is also what is used as the term for ‘girlfriend’ in Peru. Though, if your family uses it to describe you, it usually means you have gotten too skinny and need to eat.

Gordita / Gordito

It’s almost an unwritten rule that adding ‘ita’ or ‘ito’ to anything in Spanish makes it a cute form of a nickname. You won’t hear people in the U.S. saying ‘Hi little fatty’ to the person they are dating, but in Spanish, this is what make a person feel loved. Also, this word is common in families and only sometimes means you are a little too fat.

Media Naranja

Similar to someone saying ‘their other half’ in English, media naranja is used to describe a person’s significant other in Latin America. It literally means ‘half of an orange.’ Might be a bit bizarre but that’s life in the Southern Hemisphere.

Galla

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Chick is often used in English for a girl, and it has its counterpart in Spanish. Used often in Chile, ‘galla’ is a term for girl.

Mi Cielo

Spanish speakers love using celestial bodies in reference to the love of their lives. This phrase literally translates as my sky. Guess you can tell that special someone that if you’re calling them mi cielo, it’s because you always have someone to look up to. 


READ: These Are The Nicknames Your Mom Adored, But Seriously Embarrassed You Growing Up

What are some of the terms of endearment you call your bae? Let us know in the comments and share this article with them!

FIERCE LGBTQ Couples Are Sharing How They Met And It’s The Sweetest Thing

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FIERCE LGBTQ Couples Are Sharing How They Met And It’s The Sweetest Thing

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As we highlight Pride month, we wanted to share beautiful stories of LGBTQ+ love. To do so, we recently asked our FIERCE readers on Instagram to tell us how they met their partners and the results were not only hilarious but deeply inspiring.

Love is love and we love this kind of love.

Check it out!

The old slide in trick.

“I slid into the DMs.” – joanacanna

On their start to being ~educated latinas~

“My girlfriend and I met at the end of our first year of law school. She would say that I curved her for a few months before we became close. Almost three years later, we are both attorneys and looking forward to where life takes us.” – legalricanmujer

These two lovers who met while pushing for a joint interest

“We met in boot camp! 10 years ago (we’ve been together 2 /1/2 years, married 1 yr.” –hey_itsaj18

Chicas who started out on the same path and stuck together.

“We met in Nursing school we graduated together. That was 4 years ago, she’s a psychiatric nurse and I’m a geriatric nurse.” – m_a_r_i_a__j_o_h_a_n_n_a

They found love in a pandemic place.

Love in the time of Corona, thanks to Hinge!” – bienvenidarealidad__

Turns out the internet is the ultimate matchmaker.

“On the HER app. The same day she liked my profile she ended up coming into my job. I saw her but she didn’t see me. I ended up messaging her that night when I got off of work & we have been inseparable ever since. 3 years later and everyday I fall in love with her over & over again.” – _yourfavoritepoet_

And this is the most hilarious one of all.

“My wife @chulaworldand I were both seeing the same guy (total 🐶) …… so when we found out about each other we met up! And we have LITERALLY been inseparable ever since. Married on 4/20/19.” –bunuelitas

Latinas Talk: Breaking Up And Sticking It Out During Quarantine

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Latinas Talk: Breaking Up And Sticking It Out During Quarantine

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Whether quarantine has brought you and your boo closer together, broken the relationship or brought out some ugly, we all know that Quarantining while in a relationship isn’t totally ideal. After all, when the option of getting space away from each other is off the table certain aspects of your relationship can seem more dire and troubling. We asked Latinas on our Instagram page what dating has like been during the Coronavirus and boy did they deliver!

How are you managing your relationship with your s/o right now?

Are you quarantining together or separately? How is the distance affecting your relationship?⁠

Check out the answers to our a questions below!

Dealing with long-distance

“I’m in a long-distance relationship but the uncertainty of when will we be able to make it to each other’s country is killing me.” — chaser.of.wonders

When the relationship just got started

“We’ve been dating since November and we are each in our own homes. So the skin hunger is real. I’m out of work but he is still working because construction is considered en essential service. It feels like we’ve missed relationship milestones on one hand, but have been together way longer because the situation has made time feel eternal. Some days are good and I feel like we are super connected and some days, if he’s too busy or my anxiety is high or we keep missing each others calls, it feels like we are drifting apart. Overall we are just doing the best we can and working on communication.” —angiebsantana

Facetime for lovers

“FaceTime has been a lifesaver and we send each other food through uber eats or online shop for them to be surprised the next morning and that kinda thing. We maintain date nights and watch a movie through FaceTime. It’s been hard we only live 30 min away but our love language is physical touch so I mailed him one of my shirts that smells like me and he sent me one of his hoodies to help me out during these times. ❤️ kept the love alive.” — okaykat96

You could be closer than ever

“Quarantined together and we’ve grown closer spiritually, emotionally and more in love than ever before.” —gelseyes

Heartbreak hurts but it also means growth

“He said he needed distance from me.. and we were quarantined apart 😐 so we broke up.” — natmrte

Do nie things for eachother and together

“We will have been a couple for 7 years this August (married for 1.5) and this is the most time we’ve ever spent together bc we have had opposite work schedules our entire relationship. It’s been awesome. I get to see him when I wake up and he sees me when he wakes up. We make meals together, have done bike rides around the block, watched all kinds of movies etc.”–_hi_rose_

Communication is KEY

“Stronger 💞 we have been communicating more than ever. We both have busy schedules even during quarantine but manage to check in throughout the day.”–wanderess.v