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  • IMOHO, la criada is a derrogatory term to address the woman who maintains a household.

    Need best word for "maid" and for "mop"

  • (I don't know ... don't have any mexican newspaper) when someone is looking to work as a maid, they'll check the classifieds ... if they apply for a job that calls for a "criada", then she'd be expected to be called as such ... no?

    Need best word for "maid" and for "mop"

  • It is interesting that when I started reading this thread, I asked my 11 year old daughter what she thought a maid should be called, "criada" or "sirvienta", etc and she looked at me with this funny look on her face and said "by her name".

    Need best word for "maid" and for "mop"

  • If I wanted to work as a maid and see that that particular job is listed under "criada", then I'd be expecting to be called a "criada".

    Need best word for "maid" and for "mop"

  • Entonces llega la hora de escoger al juez que llenará la vacante en el Tribunal Supremo y de todos los candidatos Obama escoge a una puertorriqueña diabética criada en el bronx.

    Puerto Rico Reacts to Sotomayor's Nomination

  • The hotel owner assured Kate that she was honest, but that if Kate would rather find another criada, all well and good.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Her criada Juana, the aguador who carried the water, the boatman who rowed her on the lake, all looked at her with one look in their eyes.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • But his criada, the old woman who served him, was told by more women than one that the next time the padre opened his mouth against Quetzalcoatl, he would have a few inches of machete in his fat guts.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Sallie ran out in the yard with Chevalita, the criada, at her heels.

    The Fifth Ace

  • She retired precipitately into the house, and her ruse was apparent; her quick ears had caught, not the voice of her criada, but the sound of a pinto's hoofs on the road, and she recognized its portent as did the girl in the shadows.

    The Fifth Ace

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