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    Hi!

    Yes, I've heard that word, especially in Mexican soap operas

    Saludiños,

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    I just learned the word "escuincle" in the book
    A trevés de cien montañas by Reyna Grande. I recommend the book and reading the author's inspirational bio on her website.

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    "hola gordo" is used in Argentina as well, along with "Campeón" for boys and "princesa" o "linda" for girls.

    I can't think of a neutral word in Spanish that wouldn't sound awkward, honestly.

    Maybe if you told us what country is said kid from, we can give you better suggestions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvictoria
    [...] if you told us what country is said kid from, we can give you better suggestions!
    I think he/she has already said it if you reread post #7 of this thread it said Nicaragua

    Quote Originally Posted by mariaklec
    I just learned the word "escuincle" in the book
    A trevés de cien montañas by Reyna Grande. I recommend the book and reading the author's inspirational bio on her website.
    I haven't read it but sounds very interesting, is the original in English?

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speculumcm

    I haven't read it but sounds very interesting, is the original in English?

    Cheers!
    The author left Mexico at age 5 and came to the US with her parents where she learned English in school. She has written the book in both English and Spanish but I don't know which, if either, is considered to be the original.

    I think you might like it. It sheds light on the immigration issue (Mexico to US) and I think it's well-written, though I lack confidence judging writing in Spanish.

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    Hi!

    It seems to be very interesting! I'll try to find it and let you know what my opinion is. Thanks for sharing the information

    Saludiños,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvictoria
    "hola gordo" is used in Argentina as well, along with "Campeón" for boys and "princesa" o "linda" for girls.

    I can't think of a neutral word in Spanish that wouldn't sound awkward, honestly.

    Maybe if you told us what country is said kid from, we can give you better suggestions!

    What about "tigre" (tiger)?? We use it often here in Argentina as well!!

    I love saying "hola, tigre!" =P

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    Well, he says it's a mission in Nicaragua so probably he's meeting several children.
    I would say "hola niños!" to all of them, and "como están?" which means "how are you?".

    In Argentina we would say "hola chicos!" but I don't think they use this in central America.

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    In Argentina also "nene/a" o "pibe/a"... "che, nene"... or "che pibe"...

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