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<p>Ok there's got to be at least a few Spanish speaking moms on here! =)</p>
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<p>The word I'm looking to translate sounds like nooshie, or nushi, or something like that?  I don't know the spelling, which is why I can't feed it through an online translator.  It's something my kids came home with and I have no idea what it means! </p>
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<p>Any ideas?</p>
 

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<p>No clue... sorry! The "sound" doesn't to any word to me</p>
 

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<p>with the clue you give...I have no idea what you are looking for!!</p>
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<p>more info and i will be glad to help</p>
 

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<p>I think it's probably a slang nickname for parent?</p>
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<p>Background here, which may help, is that my ex-husband told the kids to call his newest girlfriend "mom".  When I veto'd that, for obvious reasons, they've now come home and told me that he's told them they are to call her "nooshie".  She's Spanish, and so is her child.  The kids don't know what the word means, because they don't speak spanish at all, heh.  Just wondering if there's any meaning to the word (wanted to make sure he's not finding a loophole for having them call his newest treat-of-the-week "mom") or if it's just some random cutsie thing they made up.  Regardless, I don't know why calling her by her freaking NAME is such a huge issue.  Sigh.</p>
 

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nope, nothing ringing any kind of bells. it might just be a nickname from her name. and the sound "sh" is really rare in Spanish, basically only present in words adopted from other languages...
 

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<p>I can not think of a thing.  Can you ask about context, is it a noun, verb, etc.  Sometimes people speaking quickly can slur the words into what children think is one word. PP was right not a lot of sh sounds.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>la mamita</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1281064/anyone-know-spanish#post_16066128"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
and the sound "sh" is really rare in Spanish, basically only present in words adopted from other languages...</div>
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I was thinking that too. Maybe it was a /ch/ or /th/ sound? But "nuchi" and "nuthi" don't ring a bell either...</p>
 

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<p>Maybe "noche," which means "night?"</p>
 
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It could be "No se"... some places use a soft "sh" sound in place of the s. Was it more NOOshi (probably noche) or nooSHI (more likely no se)?<br><br>
ETA: that means "I don't know." <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<p>Haha thanks for trying, guys! =)  It sounds like Nooooshie, or maybe even moooshie?  Noochie?  Moochie?  Hell I don't know!  That's what they came back with, with instructions that they are to call their father's newest girlfriend that.  No idea.  But as long as it's not "mom", I don't have to kill him. ;)</p>
 
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