The Spanish-speaking cultures are rich in tradition, and family is at the heart of it all. This makes it especially important to know and understand the basic relationship vocabulary of the family in Spanish.
At first glance, you may have thought the word for daughter was a typo, and should have read “mija” rather than “hija”. Mjja is a colloquial contraction of the Spanish words mi (“my”) and hija (“daughter”). The male counterpart to this is “mijo”. They are often used from a parent to child, but frequently used as a term of endearment much like “dear” or “honey” in English.
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Spanish is a popular choice for those seeking to learn another language. There are 437 million people around the world who speak Spanish, 40 million of those who live in the United States alone. Spanish is also the second most spoken language in the U.S. No matter the reason you have for learning Spanish, you can get off to a great start in your language journey by first learning how to pronounce some very basic words and phrases.
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