Dialects, How To Say

How To Say Dude In 30 Different Countries


Caution: Use At Your Own Risk

Please note that this is a list with different languages and countries. Some words may be used universally across different countries that speak the same languages, some might differ from region to region. 

Algeria – “Kho

Argentina – “Chabon” , “Flaco” (Skinny)

Austria – “Oida”

Azeri – “Qardaş”

Britain – “Mate”

Chile – “Weon”

Colombia – “Parcero”, “Man”

Costa Rica – “Mae”

Dutch – “Gast” (Guest)

Finnish – “Jätkä”

French – “Mec”

Hindi – “यार – हिंदी” [yaar]

Iceland – “Gaur”

Iran – “Dash”, “Dadash”

Italy – “Amico”, “Bello”, “Fra”

Lithuania – “Biče”

Maltese – “Xbin” [shbeen]

Mexico – “Wey”, “Vato”, “Loco” (Crazy), “Plebe”

Norwegian – “Kar” or “Fyr”

Panama – “Man”

Poland – “Gość” (Guest)

Portuguese – “Cara”, “Velho”, “Parceiro”, “Vei”, “Mano”

Punjabi – “Sangi”

Russia – “чувак”, “братан”

Serbia – “Brate”

Spain – “Tio” (Uncle)

Tamil – “Machan”

Turkish – “Ahbap”, “Dostum”

Ukrain – “чувак”

United States of America – “Bro”, “Dude”, “Homie”

Urdu – “Dost”

Vietnam – ” Bạn”



(literal translation)


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  • Reply Marcela August 22, 2017 at 9:37 am

    You should add Venezuela! We say Chamo/a

  • Reply Gringa August 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    In Polish we say also “koleś”, “facet”, “stary”, “kumpel”.

  • Reply Lex August 23, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Normally, in most parts of Mexico we don’t use “vato” and “loco” and “plebe” is a very derogatory term referring to a disadvantaged economic situation. Tho, we use “carnal” and sometimes “cabrón” with close male friends.

  • Reply Cristina August 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    In Venezuela we say “Pana”

  • Reply oaki August 26, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Romanian: frate (translates to brother); pronounced: frah-teh (fra like in fragile, te like in telekinesis)

  • Reply Yasmin August 27, 2017 at 9:03 am

    In Colombia “man” is used referring to someone as “guy” …. e.g.: “ese man es bien bacano” = “that guy is pretty cool”.

    More correct expressions of “dude” would be:
    “Marica” – que hubo marica, e.g.

  • Reply Renata August 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    In Romanian it’s “omule”

  • Reply Alex September 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    I think the closest word in Bulgarian would be пич (pronounced like pitch)

  • Reply Mon gars sûr September 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    In French : “gros”, “mon gars”, “poteau”, “fraté” etc.
    “Mec” hasn’t really an affective connotation…

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