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gpkgto

Jan 30, 2010, 2:10 PM

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Fresa vs. Naca...what's the difference?



Rolly


Jan 30, 2010, 2:38 PM

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Manuel Dexterity

Jan 30, 2010, 2:58 PM

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Fresa vs. Naca...what's the difference?


Both are very subjective terms but one way you could describe the difference would be:

Paulina Rubio (or any other ex-Timberiche member) vs Banda Recodo (or Tigres del Norte, Banda Limon)


esperanza

Jan 30, 2010, 5:19 PM

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Cristina Aguilera vs. Paquita la del Barrio.

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gpkgto

Jan 31, 2010, 3:07 PM

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Thanks--both negative, but is one worse than the other or just different?

(I like all the singers/groups mentioned--what does that make me?!?)


Manuel Dexterity

Jan 31, 2010, 3:30 PM

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 Fresa con gustos nacos??!!

O naco con pretensiones de fresa!!??


gpkgto

Feb 1, 2010, 6:34 AM

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So fresa is pretentious/show-off and naca is tacky?


La Isla


Feb 1, 2010, 11:11 AM

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I just asked a Mexican neighbor and friend (and English student) for his definition of fresa and naco. He said that fresas, both male and female, are the spoiled offspring of wealthy families who are into the latest in fashion and pop culture trends. The famous juniors can be fresas too. On the other hand, nacos can come from wealthy families or from those of more modest means. They have the pretensions of the fresas but no taste when it comes to clothes and other accoutrements of the fresas.


gpkgto

Feb 1, 2010, 11:37 AM

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The subtleties of el español mexicano!!


esperanza

Feb 1, 2010, 12:43 PM

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I just asked a Mexican neighbor and friend (and English student) for his definition of fresa and naco. He said that fresas, both male and female, are the spoiled offspring of wealthy families who are into the latest in fashion and pop culture trends. The famous juniors can be fresas too. On the other hand, nacos can come from wealthy families or from those of more modest means. They have the pretensions of the fresas but no taste when it comes to clothes and other accoutrements of the fresas.

Perfect definitions!

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La Isla


Feb 1, 2010, 1:02 PM

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I just asked a Mexican neighbor and friend (and English student) for his definition of fresa and naco. He said that fresas, both male and female, are the spoiled offspring of wealthy families who are into the latest in fashion and pop culture trends. The famous juniors can be fresas too. On the other hand, nacos can come from wealthy families or from those of more modest means. They have the pretensions of the fresas but no taste when it comes to clothes and other accoutrements of the fresas.

Perfect definitions!

It always pays to have an intelligent native-speaker informant to tease out these meanings. I feel like a modern Fray Bernardino de Sahagún!


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Manuel Dexterity

Feb 1, 2010, 1:27 PM

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Good explanations but I wouldn't say a fresa necessarily needs to be a child of the wealthy. There are plenty of middle class fresas. And then you have the wannabes.


mazbook1


Feb 5, 2010, 4:59 PM

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Quite right, MD, but another tip-off to a fresa is some teen or 20ish Mexican who dresses "preppy" and scatters English words (usually very mispronounced) throughout their speech.


Manuel Dexterity

Feb 5, 2010, 5:28 PM

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Usually mispronounced? Actually most of my kids friends dress well and speak excellent English. As do many of my nieces and nephews. And their pronunciation is equally excellent. Only a few are thought of as fresa.

But there is definitely a fresa accent in Spanish, el habla "fresa". My 6 yr old niece can mimic it very well when prodded.


mazbook1


Feb 5, 2010, 11:15 PM

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No, no, no, MD, you misunderstood me. All the fresa You Tube stuff I've seen, those English words dropped into their Spanish conversation were what was mispronounced. Since I don't know any fresas, not even my kids' friends, I have no idea whether they mispronounce English when they are SPEAKING English or not.


Manuel Dexterity

Feb 6, 2010, 6:08 AM

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You don't know any fresas but you don't hesitate to offer your opinion on the subject. Same old mazbook.


sergiogomez / Moderator

Feb 6, 2010, 6:38 PM

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So fresa is pretentious/show-off and naca is tacky?

In a nutshell, yes! Fresa brings to mind a snobby rich kid who looks down on people who don't wear Dolce and Gabbana (The Devil Wears Prada, anyone?), while naca makes me think of the Antonio Aguilar song about the girl who goes to the city to work as a maid and starts putting on airs - and American clothes.


colibri1

Mar 27, 2010, 6:43 AM

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Could you describe a "Fresa accent"?


Manuel Dexterity

Mar 27, 2010, 6:53 AM

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The fresa accent many times stresses the next to last syllable of the last word in a sentence regardless if it is stressed normally. They also may linger slightly on that sylllable.

Vamos a ir a la PLAAA-ya!

Esa chica está bien NAAAA-ca.

And sometimes the last syllable:

Esa chi-CAAAA?


(This post was edited by Manuel Dexterity on Mar 27, 2010, 6:56 AM)


colibri1

Mar 27, 2010, 7:07 AM

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Gracias, I'll listen for it....que chistoso!!!
C1


Casa

Mar 27, 2010, 7:13 AM

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Could you describe a "Fresa accent"?

Here are 2 commercials that are all done in “Fresa Speak”. I think they are really funny. In addition to the play on words, (The product is strawberry fruit rolls from Marinela), the 2 professions are not well know for have a large amount of fresas working in them. LOL.

If you listen you can hear the English words,


http://www.youtube.com/...8d3Ac-mg&feature

http://www.youtube.com/...DdFWbLvSoqw&NR=1


The Last vid contrasts, el naco, el fresa y el feo.
http://www.youtube.com/...DdFWbLvSoqw&NR=1


(This post was edited by Casa on Mar 27, 2010, 7:19 AM)


sergiogomez / Moderator

Mar 29, 2010, 3:31 PM

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You beat me to the punch with the videos. There's no better way to describe a fresa accent than to hear one for yourself.


colibri1

Mar 30, 2010, 6:05 AM

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Thanks....that was great!
 
 
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