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15:33 Aug 16, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: vato
What does this word mean?
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Summary of answers provided
nadudeLeota
nakid - dude - guyMegdalina
nadude, guyAniTrans


  

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6 mins
dude, guy


Explanation:
I heard it often in court in Arizona. It is a slang term generally used by Mexican-Americans.

AniTrans
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Local time: 13:44
PRO pts in pair: 4

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28 mins
kid - dude - guy


Explanation:
AniTrans is correct - very common way of saying hello, as in "OYE BATO" (I always thought it was with a b but b and v are so interchangeable in Spanish) - used almost exclusively among males. SUERTE!

Megdalina
PRO pts in pair: 79

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3 hrs
dude


Explanation:
In my neck of the woods (Nuevo Mexico), vato is "dude", as in "Hey, dude, how's it goin?"

Leota

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