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English translation: bloke, chum, guy

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Spanish term or phrase:chabón
English translation:bloke, chum, guy
Entered by: Gabriela Tenenbaum
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02:59 Apr 11, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: chabon
There is an acute accent over the "o". It's an Argentinian expression which I think means something like "guy", "streetwise kid" etc but I have to be sure. Thanks in advance
xxxEen
Local time: 02:28
bloke, chum, guy
Explanation:
There are so many possibilities!
In Argentina everybody is a "chabón or Chabona". (me too! I'm Argentine)

Good luck #:)
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Gabriela Tenenbaum
Uruguay
Local time: 23:28
Grading comment
Many thanks -- for getting the meaning of a lunfardo word there's no substitute to asking an Argentine
Ian

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Summary of answers provided
naguy / dude
Elinor Thomas
nabloke, chum, guyGabriela Tenenbaum
nadudescalesj
nafound "chabon rock" in argentinaAlbert Golub


  

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14 mins
found "chabon rock" in argentina


Explanation:
looks like a "chabon" is a guy who's got a rock'n roll attitude (street fighter, tough, muscles, razor blades and so on)
sort of argentinian james dean if you see what i mean
it would be a "loubard" in french!!!!!

Albert Golub
Local time: 03:28
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 146

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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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35 mins
dude


Explanation:
Hello!

You're right on with the meaning. I would just add that it's slang, moreso than "guy" and is a sort of '80's expression. If you're looking for a slang variety you "chabón" you could use "dude."

Cheers!

Julie




    Living in Argentina
scalesj
Spain
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 32
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2 hrs
bloke, chum, guy


Explanation:
There are so many possibilities!
In Argentina everybody is a "chabón or Chabona". (me too! I'm Argentine)

Good luck #:)


Gabriela Tenenbaum
Uruguay
Local time: 23:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 113
Grading comment
Many thanks -- for getting the meaning of a lunfardo word there's no substitute to asking an Argentine
Ian
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3 hrs
guy / dude


Explanation:
Contrary to what Julie said, it's not an 80ies expression. Teenagers and young people have adopted this slang word from the Tango language.
You can find the word "chabón" in many very old tangos, written in the 30ies.

Mi granito de arena! :-)


    I'm Argentine too.
Elinor Thomas
Local time: 23:28
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 247
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