A Spanish question...

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    Oct 17, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    If you want to get a lady's attention, like a waitress or store clerk, do you say "señorita" or something else? You know, like you would say "Miss" in English.
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    Oct 17, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    Not that I know that much Spanish, but I think "Perdon..." or "Excusa, senorita" would suffice.
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    Oct 18, 2010 12:05 AM GMT
    No, you don't say senorita or senora. I wouldn't say it's rude, but it's awkward. The English equivalent would be:
    seniorita = little lady
    senora = maam/madam

    Studly has the correct suggestion. Perdon would be appropriate. Or you can do the international hand gesturing.. look-n-wave-over-to-your-table-with-hand. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 18, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
    I always say, "Disculpe, señorita" or simmply "Disculpe" that means excuse me.
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    Oct 18, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidIf you want to get a lady's attention, like a waitress or store clerk, do you say "señorita" or something else? You know, like you would say "Miss" in English.


    Are you planning a trip south of the border, going over to Spain.. or just to WalMart for some kitty litter?
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    Oct 18, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    You can also say "Oiga" to get the attention of someone whose name you don't know. It comes from the verb "oir," meaning "to hear," but it's not as abrupt as saying "Listen here!" in English. In fact, it's used in exactly the same situation when we would say "Excuse me" in English, to get someone's attention. And it is gender-neutral.

    To say "perdón" or "disculpe" also means "excuse me" but in the context of having committed some social blunder.

    Espero que te ayude.



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    Oct 18, 2010 2:51 AM GMT
    the polite way is

    "oy puta , chupa mi verga"

    it means something like "excuse me kind woman could you please come assist me in my time of need"
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    Oct 18, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    El español es un idioma muy sexy y me siento orgulloso de ser capaz de hablar, aunque no es mi lengua materna
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    Oct 18, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidIf you want to get a lady's attention, like a waitress or store clerk, do you say "señorita" or something else? You know, like you would say "Miss" in English.


    Also do not listen to Waxon, his translation means

    'Hey whore, suck mi dick'

    Everyone has stated already good options, I would suggest another since I do not know her status - senorita...also implies that she might be single or not, senora is more mature....I try to use the more formal status of 'Usted'

    'Perdone, Usted me puede ayudar'

    Excuse me could you please assist me.

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    Oct 18, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    waxon saidthe polite way is

    "oy puta , chupa mi verga"

    it means something like "excuse me kind woman could you please come assist me in my time of need"



    LOL! Don't be surprised if she puts her foot up your ass.icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 18, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    just say "disculpa" or "señorita"
    that will do just fine
  • BronxvilleNY3...

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    Oct 18, 2010 3:34 AM GMT
    If is a young femele : Disculpe senorita
    Old femele: Disculpe senora
    If young or old male: Disculpe senor
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    Oct 18, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    beneful1 said
    Caslon16000 saidIf you want to get a lady's attention, like a waitress or store clerk, do you say "señorita" or something else? You know, like you would say "Miss" in English.


    Are you planning a trip south of the border, going over to Spain.. or just to WalMart for some kitty litter?

    No, the young cleaning lady at my gym speaks no English...NONE! So just getting her attention is difficult cuz she doesnt respond to any English. I have used an online translator on my iPhone once to communicate to her. But shoving the phone in her face without first at least getting her attention seems a tad rude.

    I tried saying Amiga....I dont know how that sounds.
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    Oct 18, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    waxon saidthe polite way is

    "oy puta , chupa mi verga"

    it means something like "excuse me kind woman could you please come assist me in my time of need"

    Or I could just say, fuck it, your'e in America, bitch, learn English! ... Hpw do you say that in Spanish?... icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 18, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    Thank you all for going to all the trouble typing out those answers. I appreciate it.

    "Disculpe senorita" sounds both polite and gives me the feeling that I am speaking politely...and it's something I can remember.
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    Oct 18, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidThank you all for going to all the trouble typing out those answers. I appreciate it.

    "Disculpe senorita" sounds both polite and gives me the feeling that I am speaking politely...and it's something I can remember.



    Spanish is my first language, and "señorita" doesn't mean little girl. "Niña" means little girl. "Señorita" just means a woman who isn't married (Miss). Even if they are married, they'll take it as a compliment.
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    Oct 18, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidIf you want to get a lady's attention, like a waitress or store clerk, do you say "señorita" or something else? You know, like you would say "Miss" in English.



    OMG!! My sweet sweet Caslon! Latina women are very finicky and sensitive if you call a married woman "Señorita" or if you call a single or young woman "Señora" oh my! God forbid if you call a young lady "Señora" uffffffff if looks could kill you will have been dead by now! but on a more serious note if you want to get the attention of a Spanish speaking person all you need to say is


    "PERDONE, pronounced "per..doh...neh"

    or

    DISCULPE" pronounced "Dis....cool...peh"


    Leandro ♥
  • allatonce

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    Oct 18, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    In Panama it's common to say say "joven", but to me that just sounds rude. I'd just say disculpe.
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    Oct 18, 2010 12:14 PM GMT
    just call her "flacka" , she'll love it
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    Oct 18, 2010 12:17 PM GMT
    waxon saidthe polite way is

    "oy puta , chupa mi verga"

    it means something like "excuse me kind woman could you please come assist me in my time of need"


    Chupame la verga. Damn chicanos. icon_wink.gif

    This is the sort of language that varies most from country to country. My instinct is "Una consulta: ......" In countries where tu is the default "oiga" can sound odd....

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    Oct 18, 2010 12:22 PM GMT
    Ask this one: http://www.realjock.com/Mikal88

    He lived in Spain for a while, and is pretty fluent in Spanish. Plus, he's cuuuuuuuuuute. icon_biggrin.gif
  • jessetriguy

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    Oct 18, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    You can never go wrong with "señorita"
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    Oct 18, 2010 5:55 PM GMT
    Just say, "¡Mira!" very loudly.
  • KepaArg

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    Oct 18, 2010 5:58 PM GMT
    as mentioned ''Perdon'' works great especially with a smile. -Soy Argentino