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Top ten: things your Spanish ‘mamá’ says

Top ten: things your Spanish 'mamá' says
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Spanish mothers are renowned for their close relationships with their children. But while they may come across as over-protective, they ultimately do it because they care. Here, The Local lists ten things she might say.

Whether she's your mother or just a potential mother-in-law, if you have a Spanish 'mamá', you will have heard her myriad ways of expressing her deep concern for your well-being.

Sometimes it’s a question of basic human needs such as food and warmth; on other occasions she seems to act on a compulsion to say what needs saying, because who else will?

She is a protective layer against the ravages of this harsh world, but sometimes the danger of being fatally smothered looms large.

Here, The Local has compiled ten phrases that you would be likely to hear from a Spanish mother.

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