Aug 23, 2010, 2:14 PM
Post #7 of 11
I checked with my resident expert here and she says about the same, usually denoting a busy person that is always into doing different things. It seems to have been meant as a compliment to you but is possible to have other meanings less complimentary like meddlesome or pragmatic - as near as I could understand from Tere.
I wondered about your use of "perito" which I found in the dictionary some time back as "expert". I asked around about it, if it would apply all-around though I had only seen it in use as a name of a branch of police that investigate accidents or crimes. They told me they only use it for the police and often call them los perros. When I asked Tere about your question I told her I need to ask an "experta" thinking if I mis-used to word and she thought I said "perrita" that it would be wise to avoid her cooking for a few days.
Since the person who called me "inquieta" is someone I've met
through an online dating service, I expect that he meant it as a compliment :-) .
I first heard "perito" used in Mexico to refer to expert translators who are certified by the government to do official translations, as in "perito traductor". Checking my favorite online dictionary, I've found many more uses of the word, including expert accountant and qualified electrician. Here's the link: http://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/perito .