Quick answer
"Fellow" is a noun which is often translated as "el tipo", and "dude" is a noun which is also often translated as "el tipo". Learn more about the difference between "fellow" and "dude" below.
fellow(
feh
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lo
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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)
(person)
a. 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).
He is a great guest at parties, because everyone thinks he is a rather agreeable fellow.Es un buen invitado para las fiestas, porque a todo el mundo le resulta un tipo muy agradable.
b. 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's a fellow at the door who claims to be your friend.Hay un hombre en la puerta que asegura que es tu amigo.
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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
You should be able to recognize him. He's a dapper fellow with long hair that goes down to his shoulders.Debes poder reconocerlo. Es un tío pulcro con pelo largo que le cae hasta los hombros.
d. el sujeto
(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 met an interesting fellow at the conference yesterday, and we exchanged phone numbers.Conocí a un sujeto interesante en la conferencia de ayer e intercambiamos los números de teléfono.
2. (colleague)
a. el compañero
(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).
, la compañera
(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).
The groom and the best man have been fellows since childhood.El novio y su padrino son compañeros desde que eran niños.
3. (member of an academy or society)
a. el miembro
(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).
, la miembro
(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).
My brother was just named as an honorary fellow at the new research institute.Mi hermano acaba de ser nombrado miembro honorífico del nuevo instituto de investigaciones.
4. (in some universities)
a. el miembro de la junta
(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).
, la miembro de la junta
(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).
The changes that the university's fellows made to the charter provoked student protests.Los cambios que los miembros de la junta de la universidad hicieron a los estatutos provocaron manifestaciones estudiantiles.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (peer)
a. compañero
Because he was the best in the class, Juan offered to tutor his fellow students.Como era el mejor de la clase, Juan le ofreció su ayuda a sus compañeros de clase.
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dude(
dud
)
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)
(guy)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. 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).
There were some dudes standing on the corner watching the girls pass by.Había unos tipos parados en la esquina mirando pasar a las chicas.
Who's that dude that's talking to your sister?¿Quién es ese tipo que está hablando con tu hermana?
b. 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)
He's a dude. He doesn't care about your feelings. - That's not true!Es un tío. Le dan igual tus sentimientos. - ¡Eso no es cierto!
c. 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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
That dude is so loud.Ese güey es bien escandaloso.
d. 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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Are you dating that dude?¿Estás pololeando con ese huevón?
e. 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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
I can't stand that dude.No me la banco a ese boludo.
f. el maje
(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)
That dude owes me money.Ese maje me debe plata.
g. 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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
That dude is really cool.Ese mae es bien tuanis.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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).
How's it going, dude?¿Cómo te va, amigo?
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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
What's happening, dude?¿Qué es la que hay, 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)
What's up, dude?¿Qué hay, tío?
d. 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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
What's up, dude? - Just chilling.¿Qué pex, güey? - Aquí nomás.
e. 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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Dude, who's that chick?Huevón, ¿quién es esa mina?
f. 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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Come on, dude!¡Ponte las pilas, boludo!
g. 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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
What's up, dude? Doing great or doing crappy?¿Qué tal, mae? ¿Tuanis o morado?
h. el asere
(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 Cuba
(Cuba)
What's up, dude?¿Qué bolá, asere?
i. el cerote
(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 El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
What's up, dude?¿Quiubo, cerote?
j. el parce
(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)
(Andes)
What else is happening, dude?¿Y qué más, parce?
k. el maje
(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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
What's up, dude?¿Ideay, maje?
l. el pata
(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 Peru
(Peru)
What's up, dude?¿Qué tal, pata?
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(dandy)
a. el petimetre
(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 dude entered the hall showing off his extravagant garb.El petimetre entró en el salón luciendo su extravagante atuendo.
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