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    Default What's the translation of "weirdo" in Spanish?

    Hi all,
    I have many doubts on how to translate this word. The phrase is "He's such a weirdo". I'm trying to avoid the word "raro" because it doesn't sound so natural in Spanish. Can you suggest other options?
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    Default Re: What's the translation of "weirdo" in Spanish?

    Se parece al caso de freak del otro día. Y entra en la lista negra de geek, dude, nerd, etc., etc.

    Raro si me suena natural en español, o sea alquien fuera de lo común. Pero hay que tener cuidado pues dependiendo del contexto, aquí enVzla. raro a veces suena como gay.

    Creo que en estos casos a veces es mejor utilizar una frase que matarse tratando de encontrar un término equivalente.
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    Hola Cotty tiene razon, raro seria la palabra, pero no se si lo es para cualquier pais hispano hablante. Si lo es para Argentina.
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    Default Re: What's the translation of "weirdo" in Spanish?

    weirdo = tipo raro; bicho raro; persona excéntrica...

    Persona rara cuya presencia, atuendo, costumbres, lenguaje, miradas y demás comportamientos son poco comunes, incomodan y amedrentan, con una percepción de peligrosidad...

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    Default Re: What's the translation of "weirdo" in Spanish?

    Sí, bicho raro, sin duda.

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    Default Re: What's the translation of "weirdo" in Spanish?

    en Argentina, es lo que nosotros llamamos un "personaje" :-)

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    Hi All! It reminds me of one of the classics from Radiohead: Creep. Definitely, one of the top 40 songs in my list!

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    Default Re: What's the translation of "weirdo" in Spanish?

    Just to let you know: "bicho" is a vulgar word in Puerto Rico.

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    Default Re: What's the translation of "weirdo" in Spanish?

    I'm trying to avoid the word "raro" because it doesn't sound so natural in Spanish. Can you suggest other options?

    The problem posted was not about the meaning of weirdo but to avoid using the word raro.
    I think personaje is good, however, it will only fit some contexts not all.
    Bicho is also a strong, offensive, and an insulting word in Vzla.
    Last edited by Cotty; 01-31-2011 at 08:58 AM.

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    Default Re: What's the translation of "weirdo" in Spanish?

    "Bicho" en Argentina también se usa como un término despectivo para describir a una persona (sinónimo de fea). Pero "bicho raro" ya es otra cosa; coicido con que puede ser una buena opción para "weirdo".

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