What does Pobrecito mean?A Spanish slang phrase that roughly translates to "Poor Little Buddy". Used to express empathy or compassion for someone in a bad situation.
Other definitions of Pobrecito:
- A common Peruvian phrase (though used in many Latin countries), that is used when you see something bad happen to another person. Akin to saying "Oh, poor thing".
- Means "Poor thing" or "Poor you" in Spanish. Used to express pity. However, user should beware that use can sound like "poor baby" and be infantilizing, depending on context/tone.
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How to use the term
*Person stubs their toe and screams*
Me: Aww, pobrecito.
Ay, pobrecito. Better luck next time!
Aw, pobrecito. No le hagan más bullying.
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