ASK A QUESTION how do you say old man?
How do you say 'old man' in Spanish?
Enter "old" at the top of the screen in the "Translate" slot provided there. That will take you directly to our dictionary.
When the dictionary page opens up, the first line under "adjetivo" provides the answer you are looking for. Notice that there are 2 words suggested for you to choose from. 'abuelo' tends to mean 'grandfather' and may not be a best choice.
Muchos saludos/Best regards,
- Persona de la tercera edad (medios de comunicación, políticos)
- Viejito (coloquial, Méx.)
- Ruquito (coloquial)
- Viejillo (peyorativo, familiar, de cariño)
- Vejete (peyorativo)
- Ruco (slang callejero)
abuelo (yes, this term is used to refer to an old man who is not your grandfather...it just carries an extra note of fondness/respect for the person you are speaking to)
Some days I think you could use "geofc" = me. Maybe it's time to set up a challenge to see how our ages spread. I know about me although I'm not about to reveal my age until my next birthday and I know we have a 16 year old who celebrated a cumpleanos last week but how about the rest of you?
...and nobody has quoted "abuelito" yet - not a bad compromise for a guy who isn't directly your "abuelo" but who might share the oldness.
Another term is "anciano".
I heard the word "taito" as a word referring to an old man. It may be derogatory. Someone from Columbia told me this word. Any columbianos out there to comment on this?