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Subject: Re: "El Chinito"

Author: Eugenio Castillo

Date: 02:08:22 10/24/03

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On October 22, 2003 at 20:05:13, Jaime Benito de Valle Ruiz wrote:

>Again, and just in case (Fernando has already tried a few times), "el Chinito"
>means "the little Chinese".
>
>"el" is an article: "the"
>"chino" means "chinese"
>"-ito" is a suffix meaning "the little -"
>
>Regards,
>
>  Jaime

chino could mean "little stone" too, chinito would be a very little stone. In my
region if a mechanical engine don't work the engineer can say "i think there is
a b.. chinito somewhere".

Eugenio.



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