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    is either of these refrences to girlfriend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwood420
    is either of these refrences to girlfriend?
    Mmmmm...Are you sure they are spelled correctly? I´ve never heard them...

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    yup, I'm a native Spanish speaker and I've never heard any of them....

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    Default Ruca/slang for girlfriend

    Yes, ruca (never seen it spelled) is slang for girlfriend. I hear it sometimes here in California, and have heard it in Mexico also. It's probably similar to the American slang expression "my old lady." But ruca is super-slangy and I think belongs with words like chamba, jale, orale, pos, chante, etc. I use it jokingly with Mexican and Mexican-American friends, but would not use it with someone I don't know well. In fact, I would *only* use it as a joke...deliberately poor slangy Spanish like, " On ta tu ruca?" Response could be, "Pos, anda en la chamba." Uh...yes...only jokingly.

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    Well, the word ruca exists but is pretty old slang used to call the people that are your friends, is the same as to say parseros or socios - compadres, but don't think people use it much, and offcourse is street slang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fresno22
    Yes, ruca (never seen it spelled) is slang for girlfriend. I hear it sometimes here in California, and have heard it in Mexico also. It's probably similar to the American slang expression "my old lady." But ruca is super-slangy and I think belongs with words like chamba, jale, orale, pos, chante, etc. I use it jokingly with Mexican and Mexican-American friends, but would not use it with someone I don't know well. In fact, I would *only* use it as a joke...deliberately poor slangy Spanish like, " On ta tu ruca?" Response could be, "Pos, anda en la chamba." Uh...yes...only jokingly.

    Estoy de acuerdo contigo.

    Añado que es bastante ofensivo nominar a una dama con semejante calificativo, so pena de ser considerado un "ñero".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mexican Translator
    Estoy de acuerdo contigo.

    Añado que es bastante ofensivo nominar a una dama con semejante calificativo, so pena de ser considerado un "ñero".

    I agree: I just want to add that "ruco" (yes, it's not just feminine) actually means "old person", but it is derogatory (more like "old geezer"), and since Mexican men tend to call their women "vieja" even if they are young, then "ruca" is a natural synonym.

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