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    Sorry, but I'm pretty stumped here:

    Me equivoque de emisario jajaja!!!
    Que gue........

    it is Colombian spanish if that helps. Maybe the two expressions are local slang.

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    Any additional information? What's the context? I think it means 'Sorry, wrong sender', but I also think the person actually meant receiver or addressee instead of sender. Just an idea.

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    This is a caption on a photo of a girl who just received some flowers from me -- and she has a boyfriend who is not me. That definitely seems to fit your description, although whether she means wrong send or wrong addressee is kind of important. What exactly does 'gue' mean?

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    Well, that explains it all. It means addressee. However, gue... is not a complete word. You should definitively ask this one to a Colombian. It's probably not complete because it could be an offensive word (like a-hole). I'm not sure though.

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    guevon maybe? that would be a bit harsh i suppose

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    Yep! It could mean that. Still not 100% sure.

    Good luck with this one!

    Juan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopper565
    guevon maybe? that would be a bit harsh i suppose
    I think is "Que guey", a very common expression in spanish.

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    Colombians say "gueva" instead of "huevo". It's used to mean "stupid", much like "pendejo" in other countries. (Although in Costa Rica a pendejo is a coward.) And "guey" (buey) is not common in Spanish to the best of my knowledge, but is certainly heard and used a lot in Mexico.
    Last edited by Thomas; 05-23-2009 at 06:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas
    Colombians say "gueva" instead of "huevo". It's used to mean "stupid", much like "pendejo" in other countries. (Although in Costa Rica a pendejo is a coward.) And "guey" (buey) is not common in Spanish to the best of my knowledge, but is certainly heard and used a lot in Mexico.
    Good to know that Thomas, Thankx

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    The "Que gue........" part probably means "Que guevonada!". A common Colombian expression which in this case means "I've put my foot in it!". She stopped herself to show she's a proper lady .

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