it may hurt his sense of machismo

Originally Posted by Rosa Floreciente View Post
A question about the adjective 'mono'... I used it to describe a close friend, as in "Cuándo tu llevas esta gorra roja, estás muy mono, papi!" and he looked at me weird, laughed, and said that was a word you only use for animals, like monkeys, puppies or kids - but not for a guy! He's from Vera Cruz, Mexico. However, my dictionary does not specify this. Any comments? Should I avoid this word with adults?

mono = cute (Argentina, colloquial)

Mainly applied to or by women, or to little children. If applied to a man it may hurt his sense of machismo, though a daughter may indulge saying it to her father who wears a red cap.

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