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"Bro" is a noun which is often translated as "el hermano", and "man" is a noun which is often translated as "el hombre". Learn more about the difference between "bro" and "man" below.
bro(
bro
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relative)
a. el hermano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My bro and I have been sharing a room since he was born.Mi hermano y yo hemos estado compartiendo una recámara desde que nació.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(male friend)
a. el amigo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My bro is coming over after school to play video games with me.Mi amigo viene después de clases para jugar videojuegos conmigo.
b. el cuate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I'm going to put together a band with some of my bros.Voy a formar una banda con unos cuates.
c. el colega
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My bro and I went for breakfast burritos before school.Mi colega y yo fuimos por unos burritos de desayuno antes de clases.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(form of address)
a. el amigo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bro, can you give me a hand with this?Amigo, ¿me ayudas con esto?
b. el hermano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bro, are you alright?Hermano, ¿estás bien?
c. el compadre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll take a hot dog with everything, bro.Quiero un hot dog con todo, compadre.
d. el mano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Bro, that's too expensive! Give me a break.Mano, ¡eso es demasiado caro! Rebájale.
e. el mae
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Lend me five dollars, bro.Préstame cinco dólares, mae.
f. el macho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
That's a nice car you're driving, bro.Eso es un lindo coche que conduces, macho.
g. el tío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Hey, bro! What time is it?¡Oye, tío! ¿Qué hora tienes?
h. el colega
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Slow down, bro! You're talking too fast.¡Habla más lento, colega! Estás hablando demasiado rápido.
i. el güey
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Pass me the salt, bro.Pásame la sal, güey.
j. el huevón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Let's go to the beach, bro.Vamos a la playa, huevón.
k. el boludo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(River Plate)
Hey, bro! What's up?¡Che, boludo! ¿Qué onda?
4.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(unrefined young man)
a. el chusma
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The pool hall has been overrun by bros. It's not a good place to take a date anymore.La sala de billar ha sido dominada por chusmas. Ya no sirve para llevar a alguien en una cita.
b. el fresón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
All those bros ever talk about is their cars.Lo único que platican esos fresones es sus carros.
c. el naco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Look at that bro. He thinks he's still in high school.Mira a ese naco. Cree que sigue en la prepa.
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man(
mahn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (adult male)
a. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are ten men and six women on my team at work.Hay diez hombres y seis mujeres en mi equipo de trabajo.
b. el señor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The manager is that tall man by the door.El director es ese señor alto que está en la puerta.
c. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Who is that strange man talking to your daughter?¿Quién es ese tipo raro hablando con tu hija?
2. (individual)
a. la persona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He's the right man for the job.Es la persona adecuada para el puesto.
3. (the human race)
a. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Man is a social animal.El hombre es un animal social.
4. (male partner)
a. el marido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
And then the priest declared them man and wife.Y entonces el sacerdote los declaró marido y mujer.
b. el novio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Have you met her new man?¿Conoces a su nuevo novio?
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
a. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Come on, man, stop it!¡Vamos, hombre, para ya!
b. el mano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Give me a break, man!¡Déjame en paz, mano!
c. el tío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
That's cool, man!¡Cómo mola, tío!
6. (fan)
a. el forofo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm not a football man.No soy un forofo del fútbol.
7. (envoy)
a. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is our man in Moscow.Es nuestro hombre en Moscú.
b. el corresponsal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(journalism)
Now a report from our man in the field.A continuación, un reportaje de nuestro corresponsal en la zona.
8. (workforce or army)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hundreds of officers and men died with the carrier that sank.Cientos de oficiales y marineros murieron en el portaaviones que se hundió.
The general and his men were received as heroes.El general y sus tropas fueron recibidos como héroes.
9. (manservant)
a. el ayuda de cámara
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He was the duke's man for many years.Fue el ayuda de cámara del duque durante muchos años.
10. (game piece)
a. la pieza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(chess)
All the men fell when he turned the board.Se cayeron todas las piezas cuando volteó el tablero.
b. la ficha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(checkers)
In the game of checkers, how many men does a player start with?En el juego de las damas, ¿con cuántas fichas empieza cada jugador?
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(referring to the Establishment)
a. el sistema
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't care how much they pay me; I'm never working for the man.No me importa cuánto me paguen; nunca voy a trabajar para el sistema.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (to operate)
a. estar atendido
The reception desk is manned at all times.El mostrador de recepción está atendido en todo momento.
b. tripular (ship)
The boat was manned by Polynesians.El barco estaba tripulado por polinesios.
c. guarnecer (fortress)
The fortress was manned by an infantry company.El fuerte estaba guarnecido por una compañía de infantería.
d. dotar de personal
The project was manned in keeping with its complexity.El proyecto fue dotado de personal acorde con su complejidad.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
13.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used for emphasis)
a. vaya
Man, it sure was different back then!¡Vaya que sí era distinto entonces!
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