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Alberto
Buddies of the world

Hi All!

I'd like to know the equivalents of dude in every language (or how to call a friend).

E.g.
Spanish: tío, colega, quillo
English: dude, bud, buddy, mate
Brazilian portuguese: cara, rapaz
French: mec

Please share your language!

Mar 19, 2018 4:13 PM
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English has so much slang for friend, haha. This is a mix of American and British. Most of these are used as jokes, though I've bolded well-used ones. Some are for specific types of relationships as well, so look into them before you use them!

Dude, bro, broski, man, bud, buddy, pal, bub, bubba, homie, brother, homeslice, brobama, fam, lad, mate, bloke, chap, fella, guy, bruv 

March 20, 2018
Some more in portuguese - BR: mano, truta, parça, camarada...
March 20, 2018

Ok you have the English so I will add some of the Afrikaans ones.

Maat, Pel, Vriend, Choma.

March 19, 2018

Hola Alberto! 

Here in Serbia, friends call each other "Brate!" which literally translates as brother in English, but it is a colloquial term for friend, mate, buddy. 

March 19, 2018
I learnt today zio, fratello, fra o tipo in Italian
March 19, 2018
Alberto
Language Skills
English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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French, Italian, Portuguese