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    i have a friend whose uncle refers to me as what sounds to me like 'welia'. i know thats not how it is spelled but i can't figure out wht it means. any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

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    Hi,
    where is this friend's uncle from?
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    He is from Mexico maybe it is more like wedia. I'm not sure. I no that guera sounds like weda to me so maybe it is a form of that?

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    In mexico we use "wey" as a very, very, very informal way to call a friend, some places in the south like guerrero or michoacan find it very offensive.
    The friend, brother or buddy has to be very close and without prejudice.

    female for wey is weya but it's seldom used.

    It's completely ok and understanible if it bothers you, it is not considered offensive to ask someone to stop calling you wey.

    Wey comes from "Gûey" which is something like a male cow, horns mean your spouse is sleeping around.

    "que wey eres" means you`re very stupid

    "que onda wey" means what's up buddy

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    wow thanks. when i finally asked my friend she told me it meant white lady. what a different translation. thank you all.

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    If he was calling you guera (white lady) and it sounded like welia to you then maybe he was saying guerita (little white, or light skinned one...girl, lady, etc.) Certainly he meant it affectionately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fairy_smilez
    He is from Mexico maybe it is more like wedia. I'm not sure. I no that guera sounds like weda to me so maybe it is a form of that?
    I'm sorry, this was no translation
    gûera sounds like weda
    gûeya sounds like wedia or welia ...to me.

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    Here's an idea: why don't you ask him?

    As you can see, you're spinning your wheels asking the meaning of a word that you're not sure how to say or write. Sandra recently asked a good question when she inquired where he was from. Here in Costa Rica "güila" is slang for a girl. Ask. Is he going to bite your head off? I doubt it. Without doubt it's a nickname he considers affectionate and respectful.

    Nicknames for people are much more common in Spanish than they are in English. I know more cabbies by their nickname than I do by their given names: Calidad (Quality), Perra Flaca (Skinny Female Dog), Perra Negra (Black Female Dog), el Chino (the Chinese - he's not Chinese, of course), Flipper (his dad is "Delfín"), Venado (deer - you have to remember to remember that deer have horns, and what horns mean in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, etc.), Nejito (comes from "Añejo" or "Aged" - got the name because he wasn't fond of showering), Chupacabra (he's kind of on the ugly side), etc. If a taxi driver tells you he doesn't have a nickname, either he is lying to you or he doesn't know what he's called behind his back. I've known women called la Milagrosa (the Miraculous One) and Agua Bendita (Holy Water). And, no, I won't tell you how they got those nicknames and what the nicknames refer to, but they are not flattering. My Mexican compadre calls my comadre "Bruja" (Witch). She calls him "Gordo" (Tubby, Chubby, Fatso). He calls her parents "Suegro" and "Suegra" (Father-in-law and Mother-in-law). I've called them the same for so many years I don't recall their given names.

    Ask. Not hard.

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    "guera" is: blond
    Last edited by ggq21; 09-30-2009 at 02:08 AM.

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