What does Maricas mean?!?

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What does Maricas mean?!?

Post by XionXxen on Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:14 am

Hi there,

My girlfriend is a bit mad and keeps calling me "maricas" but won't tell me what it means! Crying or Very sad

The dictionary says "poof" but I don't think she means I am homosexual.

Can you help?

Thanks

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Re: What does Maricas mean?!?

Post by Kangas on Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:23 am

Hi XionXxen,

Well it is hard to know in what context she calls you that, even though you said she's mad. Sad

The Portuguese word "maricas" means in fact homosexual. But you can also use it when you want to say the person is weak, has not a strong personality to assume his/her acts or when the person is undecided about something all the time and scared to make a decision.

For example here in Australia is what we call a "chicken" ... "are you a chiken or what?" ... these are the several meanings that word can have in Portuguese.

Hope it helped.

Kangas


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Re: What does Maricas mean?!?

Post by XionXxen on Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:40 am

Hi Kangas,

She calls me this in many contexts!

I am assuming she doesn't want to call me homosexual so I am left to believe she is calling me a "chicken", or that I don't have the guts to make a decision. silentconfused

Thanks for your help

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Re: What does Maricas mean?!?

Post by SteelInferno on Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:30 pm

She might also tell you "Não sejas maricas!" which could be translated as "Don't be a wuss". Perhaps if you're easily scared of some things she might say that in that context rather than meaning you are a coward.

I hope I have helped.

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Re: What does Maricas mean?!?

Post by Unikoman on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:00 pm

Hi,

I hear that all the time here too and I agree with SteelInferno. I don't think they mean to call you coward or homossexual.

It's just a way to say you're scared of some things.

Here the English expression would be the one Kangas said ... "Don't be a chicken!"

Hope it heped.

Unikoman


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