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    I met a woman who has an all white cat, whom she had named Wheddo (this is the phonetic description). She told me that it means "white". I had learned that the Spanish word for white is blanco, and am wondering if there is another Spanish word for white also. This woman is Mexican-American, so I am not doubting her - I am the clueless one. Can anyone help me with spelling the word that sounds like "wheddo" and means white? Thanks.

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    When I pronounce Wheddo, it sounds an awful lot like juego, or game. Tic-tac-toe in Mexico is juego gato. Might you have misunderstood her?
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    She was very specific in stating that it meant white. Also, I had called him 'Wheddle" and she corrected me with Wheddo. Thank you for the help.

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    maybe huevo, as in clara de huevo---egg white? It's a stretch...

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    I've got it! Güero---a light skinned (white) person

    the diaeresis over the u makes the w sound, a tongue-flapped r sounds like a d

    guero - Diccionario Ingles-Español WordReference.com
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    Thank you. I have taken a closer look at the cat, and I suspect that he is an albino, so the Güero description could very well fit.

    Thank you all for your help.

    dacone

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