Once in Medellin i was at a Little store . I had been seeing some of the stuff when i heard someone say hello to the owner and called her "Marica" i had heard it there before, so as i thought i was courtesy called her the same. they laughed.
Good morning Marica. can i get one of those please?
haha of course darling, but you need to know something just in case...
Marica it´s in fact a bad word, here we just use it with close friends
Then, i hade been looking for a street called "San Juan", when i realized the streets doesn't had names, but numbers. i had never seen it, so at first i thought the abbreviations of "avenue" and "street in spanish" were actually abbreviations of the names.
excuse me, could you please tell me the complete names of these streets,. it confusing that all of them has the same initials.
well, we know the streets by the numbers, but i can help you to find the one you need
finally, one of the things that happened to me a lot was that a lot of people called me "Mona" but i had studied a little bit of spanish and i knew it was an animal, the female therm of monkey. so at first i got mad on them cause i thought it was an insult.
Hi Mona, would you like tu buy soome gifts at this store?
OMG what unrespectful are all of you! do i look like an animal? that's what you think?
it´s no that. we just call gringos "mono" or "mona" because of your blond hair basically