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Q: Spanish Word ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Spanish Word
Category: Relationships and Society > Cultures
Asked by: jaster-ga
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Posted: 24 Aug 2005 13:51 PDT
Expires: 07 Sep 2005 13:23 PDT
Question ID: 559909
I would like to know if there is a word in Spanish that refers to the
youngest child's obligation to remain unwed and care for his/her
parents.  This happens in like water for chocolate, and I believe they
use a single word in the book or the movie to describe this tradition.

Clarification of Question by jaster-ga on 24 Aug 2005 14:34 PDT
I believe this tradition can be found in the Mexican culture, if that helps.

Clarification of Question by jaster-ga on 24 Aug 2005 15:24 PDT
Thank you very much pinkfreud-ga for checking the book.  Maybe I just
made the word up. =) Did you browse the Spanish version of the book? 
If not, maybe I just need to get the book or watch the movie again to
check.  I would also accept as an answer to my question any links that
discuss the tradition out side of the context of the movie, one word
or not.  (web pages in spanish are fine)  Thanks!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Spanish Word
From: pinkfreud-ga on 24 Aug 2005 14:51 PDT
I browsed through the book, and although there is a great deal of
discussion of the tradition, I didn't find it summed up in a single
Spanish word.
Subject: Re: Spanish Word
From: myoarin-ga on 24 Aug 2005 16:52 PDT
Whether there is a word for it or not, the tradition is common to
other cultures too, especially for a youngest daughter.

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