Back story: A few months ago, my school hosted some German exchange students. I don’t know any German, as I chose French classes, but anyhow an American female friend of mine in my math class was one of the students in the exchange program, so she came to class with two exchange students. The German students (two girls) sat close to me. I made them feel welcome as it was their first day and they seemed a bit nervous to be in the spotlight. So I chatted with them in English and introduced myself, and joked with them that I wish I could speak German, but I only knew Spanish, English and some French … basically I ended up flirting a little with one of them.
I’m a Hispanic/Latino (Colombian-American) olive-skinned male. At some point when they were talking German to each other, I heard one girl distinctly say Mischling in their fast convo.
I have a pretty good ear, especially for foreign languages, so I’m sure I heard right and I think they were referring to me since as I learned from movies and stuff that Mischling means a person of mixed race (which I can pass for).
So that left me wondering do Germans use this word lot? And does it carry negative connotations?