repeat after me
Lately when I've checked my stats I've noticed several people searching for "how to pronounce mausi" or "translation of mausi" so I thought I'd put you all out of your misery.
Mausi is pronounced the way you would pronounce 'wow-zee' in English. Easy, huh? And as for the translation, it's just a diminutive form of the German Maus, meaning mouse, and is used as a pet name.
I saw a thing on the news last week where they did a poll on German pet names. Apparently 50% of Germans have pet names for their partners, and the top 5 were
- Schatz (dear or treasure)
- Schatzi (same as above but cuter)
- Liebling (darling)
- Hase (bunny)
- Bärchen (little bear)
Hmmph. So Mausi didn't even make the list, although it's the name Mr. M and I call each other. Yes, I call a 6'4", 220 lb man Mausi and he doesn't mind a bit. No idea how it started, but it seems to have stuck.
For as long as I can remember, my parents have referred to each other as 'ducky' and 'bunny'. Can you feel the syrupy sweetness?
So what do you call YOUR significant other?