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    come to mama

    I often see the phrase "come to mama" in 《Friends》 ,what does that mean?thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    I often see the phrase "come to mama" in 《Friends》 ,what does that mean?thanks
    Hello, I am not a teacher, just a learner,

    but maybe 'mama' is the name of one place or perhaps another word used by latin persons to say 'mother' in their language, like Italian people.

    I am not sure it's just one interpretation.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: come to mama

    Yes, it means come to mama, but it is used to portray someone as a baby, or someone who has failed and looks childish. Note that in English, we can't use French quotation marks as used in Chinese.

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    Re: come to mama

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    I often see the phrase "come to mama" in 《Friends》 ,what does that mean?thanks
    It is also used by women to men who they feel need some "mothering", and it can also have sexual overtones as well, as can "Come to Daddy" said by an adult man to an adult woman.

    When a woman says "come to mama", it doesn't mean she wants to prepare you a cut lunch.

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    Re: come to mama

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Yes, it means come to mama, but it is used to portray someone as a baby, or someone who has failed and looks childish. Note that in English, we can't use French quotation marks as used in Chinese.
    By the way,what is French quotation marks ?did i use them?

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    Re: come to mama

    Also called guillemets , they are not "allowed" in English.

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    Re: come to mama

    Hi Canada,

    They do not exist 'guillemets' in English punctuation?

    Thank your reply.

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    Re: come to mama

    Nope. Just the 'sixes and nines,' and "sixty-sixes and ninety-nines."

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    Question Re: come to mama

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Nope. Just the 'sixes and nines,' and "sixty-sixes and ninety-nines."
    Hi again,

    I do not understand what do you mean by these number. can you develop your answer my old cousin of Canada, thank in advance.

    I am not English, you know and it is always a little hard for me to transcribe your mind.

    See you letter.

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    Re: come to mama



    They look like 6s and 9s in English!

    See?

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