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    Hey,

    Wanted to know if querida means 'dear' or does it really mean mistress in slang??


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    Quote Originally Posted by crystalclr20
    Hey,

    Wanted to know if querida means 'dear' or does it really mean mistress in slang??


    It means "beloved" as in mi querida amiga...my beloved friend...and in my experience is used as an affectionate term such as sweetheart, sugar, baby or honey, maybe dear, etc....but "amor" is more commonly used for dear. I suppose some people might use it to describe their mistress but I haven't heard it used like that.
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    HI crystal, it means both, depending on the context.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente
    It means "beloved" as in mi querida amiga...my beloved friend...and in my experience is used as an affectionate term such as sweetheart, sugar, baby or honey, maybe dear, etc.....
    Right Vicente! That's exactly the way it's used in Argentina, as "beloved". It's not common as mistress, maybe it used to be in the past in the 1900 but not anymore.

    Hope it helps!

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    Hello all!
    Here the word has the two meanings but the mistress meaning is not too widely used anymore.
    It is a meaning that my Grandma and even my Mom would use to refer to a man's lover but the younger generation would not.
    HOpe it helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandraT
    Hello all!
    Here the word has the two meanings but the mistress meaning is not too widely used anymore.
    It is a meaning that my Grandma and even my Mom would use to refer to a man's lover but the younger generation would not.
    HOpe it helps!
    The same goes for Veenzuela, Sandrita my friend !!! It has both meanings and it depends on the context. However, as you pointed out, young people do not use "querida" too often for referring to mistress. . They now use "amante" instead


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hebe
    The same goes for Veenzuela, Sandrita my friend !!! It has both meanings and it depends on the context. However, as you pointed out, young people do not use "querida" too often for referring to mistress. . They now use "amante" instead
    That's exactly what I ment!

    Now people say:
    Tiene una amante o tiene un amante
    Tiene un tipo o tiene una mina

    Any other suggestions??

    Best regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem286
    That's exactly what I ment!

    Now people say:
    Tiene una amante o tiene un amante
    Tiene un tipo o tiene una min,
    Ja, ja ja, that’s is exactly how they say it nowadays. You are absolutely right mem. Indeed, our dear Latin countries are joined by a cultural legacy that is thicker than blood


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    Lo de tipo y mina no se entendería aquí.

    Aquí decimos amante, querida, lío......
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Quote Originally Posted by exxcéntrica
    Lo de tipo y mina no se entendería aquí.

    Aquí decimos amante, querida, lío......
    Hola Exx!

    Eso me recuerda la indignación que me causó leer "Crepúsculo" de Staphanie Meyer traducido por un traductor español... demasiadas palabras y frases inentendibles para nosotros! ¿Cómo una editorial como Alfaguara no contrata un traductor latinoamericano??

    Best regards!

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