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15:55 Apr 26, 2008
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Slang / everyday life
Spanish term or phrase: güey
This word is a slang term that is widely used specially among young people, to refer to a peer.
Nora Manzanilla

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Cesar Serrano
Lynda Tharratt
Julieta Moss

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This would be the British English option, not sure what type of audience you are translating for

Julieta Moss
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:34
Native speaker of: Spanish
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Note added at 7 mins (2008-04-26 16:03:10 GMT)

reminds me of a friend's little girl whose parents speak mainly Spanish but she was brought up in the States, one day the phone rang and she shouted out "Daddy! There's some guey on the phone and he wants to talk to you"

Urban Dictionary: gueyDude in Spanish. Correct spelling is actually "buey" but sounds like "guey" or "way" so it's just changed a bit. Literally means "ox", and is a negative ...
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houblon.net - "Coors Hispanic 'Guey' Ad Sparks Controversy"To make the spot suitable for Anglo viewing, the agency added a camera card reading "Guey = Dude." But the word also has another meaning. ...
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MySpace.com - VVíLߣ® T™ - 20 - Male - Anaheim, California - www ...No guey that is fucken true, that aint no April fools joke! Check out DPG's wikipedia on their new album! Derek, Apr 1 2008 11:41 AM Guey, dude, Tha Dogg ...
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Spanish slang?!? - Yahoo! Answersguey is dude, although it can also be insulting. que onda--whats up? u can use: "que onda ... no mames guey or no manches guey= dont lie dude or b*stard ...
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Cesar Serrano
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