How to Say Dude” in Spanish Slang

How do you say dude” in Spanish slang? 

Dude” in Spanish slang is chabón(a) in Argentina. This is the slang word in Spanish for chico or chica, which means “young man” or “young woman”. Take into account that,  in other Hispanic countries, there are different words for dude in Spanish slang. 


How frequently is the word “chabón” used? 

Medium-high frequency word. Argentinians use the word chabón quite frequently, in informal conversations. 

Examples of this word in use:

  • “Me encanta ese chabón: es un genio”.
  • “La chabona entró a la farmacia con el perro”.
  • “Esa chabona la tiene re clara con el trabajo”.
  • “No me gustan esos chabones de ahí”. 
  • “¿Qué quería el chabón ese?”.
  • “¿Vos viste lo que hizo Juan? El chabón le gritó al profesor”.
  • “El chabón le regaló flores y ella lo echó”.
  • “¿Qué hacés, chabona? ¿Todo bien?”.
  • “Le hicieron un chiste y el chabón se re enojó”. 

Interesting facts about this slang word in Spanish:

Chabón and chabona can be used as synonyms of pibe and piba, which also mean chico and chica. 

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