ASK A QUESTION what does essay mean in Spanish
I often hear Spanish people calling others Essay. What does that mean?
Hah. It's actually "ese" and is a slang word often used by Mexicans, at least I've only heard Mexicans use it. It's just like dude, man, bro, etc. but feels more like homie or "homeboy". It's really just filler and they say it way too much but it's good to recognize it I guess.
Hi, and welcome to the forum.
The sound "essay" is the same as Spanish for "ese", that. However, Spanish folks don't go around calling each other "ese". Maybe if you tried to provide a little more context you'll get some better answers.
I am pretty sure that it is Mexican slang for friend
Ese Means "Homeboy" and Esa Means " HomeGirl" (:
"ese" is the Spanish pronunciation of the letter "s." I believe it refers to a gang in L.A. streets named: Mara Salvatrucha. The "ese" is an abbreviation of Salvatrucha. They just pronounce the S of Salvatrucha. Unfortunately this is gang which was formed by Central Americans, Salvadoreans fleeing from the Civil War of the 80s to defend themselves from other rival gangs in L.A..
I have been to Mexico a few times and have never heard it there, however, I have heard it often on television programs among latino street gangs. Usually New York or LA, I figure it is a word common only in Hollywood.
its not essay. its ese.
ese means 'that'.
That doesn't mean "ese" or "esa", it means "ensayo", which is when we write papers as well. Bad information being answered here. Mexican slang is a whole different thing, Americans just decided to say essay and make it translated that way but it's not.