Mamás vs madres

LaraC1Kwiziq community member

Mamás vs madres

Another question from the quiz: "Las mamás quieren darles de mamar a sus bebés en el parque". In Spanish as spoken in Spain, wouldn't it be more common to use madres instead of mamás? Natives told me not to overuse mamá, papá, abuelito, mis papás etc. because they said it would sound childish.

Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Lara

Yes, you're right. In Spain we tend to use the word madre in most context,  more than mamá, which is more of a Latin American use. In this sentence using mamá wouldn't sound unnatural though, as it is speaking about feeding their babies and mamás would make it sound "nice, sweet". Also, in lessons that are standard for Spain and Latin America, like this one, we sometimes use sentences that reflect both variants. But, yes, you're absolutely right, we, in Spain, don't overdo the word mamá or papá. 

Saludos

Inma

Mamás vs madres

Another question from the quiz: "Las mamás quieren darles de mamar a sus bebés en el parque". In Spanish as spoken in Spain, wouldn't it be more common to use madres instead of mamás? Natives told me not to overuse mamá, papá, abuelito, mis papás etc. because they said it would sound childish.

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