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21:17 Aug 3, 2006
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / slang
English term or phrase:dark dude
in a cubanamerican short story a characters is referred to as a "dark dude". The paragraph says that "he didn't look like a hood but more like a goody-goody mama's boy, a dark dude as they used to call it in those days" (1950's or 60's)
Explanation: Not with a lot of confidence of course, and just from the context you've given. Otherwise for me it would be "un tipo de subido color" and I was definitely around in the 50's & 60's...
Plus the "dude" thing never started until way after that, so I'm not so sure. But I've given you a neat term in Spanish if it applies, I know well what it means but my doubt is with "dark dude", I'm not at all sure about that one.
Henry Hinds United States Local time: 13:18 Native speaker of: English, Spanish PRO pts in category: 136