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"What's up" is a phrase which is often translated as "qué tal", and "homie" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la colega". Learn more about the difference between "what's up" and "homie" below.
what's up(
wuhts
 
uhp
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used in questions)
a. qué tal
What's up? It's good to see you again.¿Qué tal? Me da gusto verte de nuevo.
b. qué pasa
Hey, Michael! What's up with you?¡Oye, Michael! ¿Qué pasa contigo?
c. qué hay
Rosita, what's up in town?Rosita, ¿qué hay en el pueblo?
d. qué onda
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)
Good morning, Fred! What's up?¡Buenos días, Fred! ¿Qué onda?
e. pasa algo
What's up? You look a little sick.¿Pasa algo? Te ves un poco mal.
2. (used in statements)
a. lo que pasa
They bought a new house. That's what's up with them.Compraron una casa nueva. Eso es lo que pasa con ellos.
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homie(
ho
-
mi
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. 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).
, la colega
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Who's that in the photo? - He's my homie from summer camp.¿Quién está en la foto? - Es mi colega del campamento de verano.
b. 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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine)
What are you doing later? - I'm going to the movies with my homies.¿Qué vas a hacer más tarde? - Voy a ir al cine con mis compadres.
c. la comadre
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(feminine)
I'll always be there for you, homie.Siempre estaré ahí para ti, comadre.
d. el compinche
(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 compinche
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Now that you've met my parents, I want you to meet my homies.Ahora que ya conociste a mis padres, quiero que conozcas a mis compinches.
e. el pana
(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 pana
(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).
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 Venezuela
(Venezuela)
I love you so much. You're my homie for life.Te quiero mucho. Eres mi pana para siempre.
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