When we were sick, our mom called us uchachany?

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When we were sick, our mom called us uchachany?

Postby anthony77963 » 10-Apr-13 2:57

We grew up in south Texas. As kids, when we were sick Mom would call us uchachany. Is that correct, and how does it translate in English?
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Postby Dana » 10-Apr-13 11:06

Hmm, I'm not sure what she meant. How do you pronounce it and can you provide a little more context? When did she say it? When you had a cough (ukašlaný)?
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Postby Sigma » 24-Apr-13 21:41

Apparently it is slang in Polish....

http://www.miejski.pl/slowo-Uchachany
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Postby Dana » 25-Apr-13 1:12

But "uchachany" in Polish means "happy, smiley, giggly".

I've also thought of another possible word that the poster may be referring to - "uchrchlaný". I recently caught myself saying it about someone who had a cold and was coughing a lot.
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Postby anthony77963 » 01-Aug-14 5:09

My mistake. I posted the original comment and didn't follow up. Thanks, you guys, for replying. Our mom would say that word sort of like, "Anthony, are you feeling uchachany?", (most often when I was ill).

She pronounced it as oo-cha-cha'-nee.

When we visited our Grandma Novak in El Campo, we would call her something like Stazhankha. Something Mom wanted us to call her.

Pronounced: Stah-zhang-kah
I'm wondering what it meant. I don't think it means Grandma.
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Postby Dana » 01-Aug-14 6:34

Stařenka? It does mean grandma or simply an old woman but said in an affectionate way.

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