Friend In Spanish Essay Translator

This article is part of the series Top 5 Spanish Slang Words Searched on Google where we feature a full list examples for:

1. Spanish slang for friend
2. Spanish slang for weed
3. Spanish slang for white person
4. Spanish slang for cool
5. Spanish slang for girl

Spanish slang for friend is the first suggestion that Google gives you when you type in the phrase “Spanish slang for” in the search box. So, let me tell you that there are a lot of words. For example, the Diccionario de Americanismos lists 140 terms! I did my research using all the resources of my Spanish slang library and here is a list of a good amount of Spanish words used in Latin America to refer to a close friend or dude. All in one place!

Amigo is the common generic translation for friend in Spanish and from that word you can get some variations such as amigazo, amigocho (Mexico), amigui (Chile) and amigucho. But if you want to blend with locals, you should consider some words from this list:

53 Examples of Spanish Slang for Friend

1. acere: Cuba

2. alero: This is the Spanish word for “eaves,” but can mean friend in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

3. bonco: It is used in Cuba to refer to a close friend or also attractive men

4. bróder or brother: Venezuela, Peru, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic and Ecuador use the Spanish adaption bróder, but Puerto Rico and Bolivia use the English “brother” according to the Diccionario de Americanismos.

5. broster: from the word “brother” in Peru

6. buey: This is the Spanish for “ox,” but also means friend in Mexico and Nicaragua.

7. cabro: Costa Rica

8. cabrón: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

9. carnal: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina and Venezuela.

10. causa: Peru

11. chamo: Venezuela

12. chero: Honduras and El Salvador

13. choche or chochera: Peru

14. chómpiras: Mexico

15. cobio: Cuba

16. collera: a group of close friends in Peru

17. compa: It is a contraction from compañero and it is used in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina and Costa Rica.

18. coño de madre: Venezuela

19. consorte: Cuba, Puerto Rico

20. cuaderno: Mexico

21. cuadro: Colombia

22. cuate: I though that this was a Mexican only word, but it surprised me that it is also used in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia and Paraguay according to the Diccionario de Americanismos.

23. cúmbila: Cuba

24. diablo: used in Venezuela (among gangs)

25. ecobio: Cuba

26. el mío: Venezuela

27. fren: Panama. From the English “friend.”

28. gallada: Peru, Colombia

29. gancho: This word means “hook” in Spanish, but it is used in Chile as “friend” or “buddy.”

30. gauche: Venezuela

31. gomía: This word is formed by changing the syllable order of “amigo” in Argentina.

32. güey: In Mexico used as a noun is “friend,” but it also can be used as an interjection to express surprise

33. hermano or hermana: This one is used almost in all Latin America: Guatemala, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile and less used in Costa Rica.

34. llave, llavería or llavero: Colombia

35. llave: Dominican Republic, Venezuela and North of Colombia

36. mae: Costa Rica

37. manito: Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, Mexico

38. mano: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Panama.

39. ñaño or ñaña: Peru and Northwest of Argentina

40. ñero or ñera: It is short for compañero or compañera and is used in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela and Colombia (North and Southwest)

41. pana fuerte: Puerto Rico

42. pana: Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia (West), Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

43. panadería: Venezuela

44. panaful: Dominican Republic

45. panita: Puerto Rico and Ecuador

46. parce: Colombia

47. parcero: Colombia and Ecuador

48. pasiero: Panama

49. pata: Cuba, Peru, Boliva (Souhwest) and Chile

50. primo: Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica and Eastern Boliva

51. vale: North of Colombia and Venezuela

52. won: from the word “huevón” in Peru.

53. yunta: Nicaragua, Cuba, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru

There are plenty of more words, but I think this list will give you a good taste from all over Latin America. If you want to know more Spanish slang for friend check the Speaking Latino online dictionary here.

In the next posts of this series The Top 5 Spanish Slang Words Searched on Google I will give you the list for weed, white person, cool and girl.

Check out these other Spanish Slang Word articles.

1. (close acquaintance) 
I am inviting all of my friends to my birthday party.Voy a invitar a todos mis amigos a mi fiesta de cumpleaños.
2. (supporter) 
The Friends of the Chesapeake Bay are having a meeting this Saturday.La Asociación de los Amigos de la Bahía de Chesapeake van a tener una reunión este sábado.
3. (religion) 
Quakers belong to the Religious Society of Friends.Los cuáqueros pertenecen a la Sociedad Religiosa de los Amigos.
1. (general) 
a. el amigo(a) (M), la amigo(a) (F) 
to be friends with somebody, to be somebody's friendser amigo de alguien
to make friends with somebodyhacerse amigo de alguien
to be a friend to somebodyser amigo de alguien, ser un amigo para alguien
that's what friends are forpara eso están los amigos
we're just good friendssólo somos buenos amigos
he's no friend of mineno es amigo mío
to have friends in high placestener amigos influyentes
to be a friend of the artsser un mecenas de las artes
2. (prov) 
a. no direct translation 
a friend in need is a friend indeeden la adversidad se conoce al amigo
amigoaamiga (m) (f);aamiga(at school, work etc)compañeroacompañera (m) (f);acompañera
friend!(Mil)¡gente de paz!;a friend of mineun amigo mío;he's no friend of mineno es mi amigo;no es amigo mío;a friend of the familyun amigo de la familia;let's be friendshagamos las paces;to be friends with sbser amigo de algn;we're the best of friendssomos muy amigos;we're just good friendssomos solo amigos;somos amigos nada más;to make friends with sbhacerse amigo de algn;trabar amistad con algn;he makes friends easilyhace amigos con facilidad;he is no friend to violenceno es partidario de la violencia;to have a friend at courttener enchufe;the Society of Friends(Rel)los cuáqueros;Friends of the EarthAmigos (m) de la Tierra;Friends of the National TheatreAsociación (f) de Amigos del Teatro Nacional
a friend in need is a friend indeeden las malas es cuando se conoce a los amigos
Here are the most popular phrases with "friend." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
fair-weather friendamigo del bueno viento
Hello, my handsome friend! How are you?¡Hola, amigo guapo! ¿Cómo estás?
Thank you, my friend.Gracias, amigo.
will you be my friendserás mi amigo
my best friend's name ismi mejor amigo se llama
I am your friendsoy tu amigo
he is a friendes un amigo
my friend's name ismi amigo se llama
What is your best friend's name?¿Cómo se llama tu mejor amigo?
my friend and Imi amigo y yo
my best friend wasmi mejor amigo era
imaginary friendel amigo imaginario
I love my best friendquiero a mi mejor amigo
Dear friend,Querido amigo:
Thank you very much, my friend.Muchas gracias, mi amigo.
my friend ismi amigo es
this is my friendéste es mi amigo
she is my best friendes mi mejor amiga
hi, my friendhola, mi amigo
from your friendde tu amigo
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