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English translation: old man

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Swedish term or phrase:gubbe
English translation:old man
Entered by: Nina Engberg
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00:41 Aug 23, 2001
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: gubbe
I believe it's a slang term for an old man or a curmudgeon
tom
old man
Explanation:
Yes, I think that you have the translation there, yourself!
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Nina Engberg
United States
Local time: 16:02
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Summary of answers provided
na +3old man
Nina Engberg
naold man; geriatric; man
Sven Petersson


  

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4 mins peer agreement (net): +3
old man


Explanation:
Yes, I think that you have the translation there, yourself!


    Native Swede living in the U.S.
Nina Engberg
United States
Local time: 16:02
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 124
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1 hr
old man; geriatric; man


Explanation:
Depends on context!

It can be a word of endearment and then be applied to a male of any age. Like in "Min gubbe!" > "My man!".

It can be used to stress advanced age. Then you'll do better translating it as "geriatric".

If none of above applies, your best bet is "old man".

No, "gubbe" is not slang, it is listed in SAO.

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 00:02
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8077
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