Sunday, August 08, 2010

My pet names in Quechua

Here are the list of petnames my host family calls me in the house:

Wawachay -My little baby- This is especially used when I'm hungry.

Juk'ucha-Rat. This is used when I don't finish my food.

Munay Sipas--Pretty young girl. This is used when I finish my food.

Yunk'u--Kiss ass or suck up. This is used when I am trying to convince Doña Petra to give me something I want.

Umasapa--Big head. This is used when I'm rude. So I hear this one very often.

Huch'uy sikiyoq kanki--You have a small ass. This is said arbitrarily to me at any hour of day. I still don't know why.

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