A high school friend visited with my wife a few weeks ago. The three of us are American. The friend has an 11-year old son that was raised in Mexico. He is bilingual.
While the friend and my wife were chatting in another room, the son and I spent some time talking about his interests. He let me know that that he was into scouting and video games.
Then he asked me a question that took me by surprise. On the heels of our discussion of scouting, which I let him know I was a former Boy Scout, he asked, "What are you known for?"
I stammered for a bit, not quite sure what he meant. I asked if he meant with regards to Boy Scouts, and he said, "Anything." I continued by limiting the discussion to scouting.
This is a mature 11-year old, and seemingly articulate. I am wondering if he is using a direct translation of a Spanish idiom.