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    Mano! (literally means hand, but it is short for hermano, which means Hey brother!)

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    Simililar to the use of "compa", no? Short for compadre and means "buddy" or "pal" or "bro", etc.
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    En Argentina se emplea mucho el término "Macho" - ¿qué tal macho? -¿qué haces macho?
    Supongo que será para marcar la diferencia o para acenturar la masculinidad. Me parece más "amigable" el término compadre a macho.

    Qué dicen?

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    "Mano" (o "manito") lo tengo como de Centroamérica, "Compadre" se oye bastante en la Argentina, "macho", "capo", "flaco" muy usadas en la juventud Argentina.

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    I hear people using ¨gordo¨ allot in this country but they don´t seem to take any offence. Is it normal to call people fat in Argentina?

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    People in Mexico and Central America use gordo/a as a term of affection. Of course, it means chubby or fat as well in those countries but taken in context it is not offensive if a relative or friend means it affectionately.
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    ...and, if said as a term of affection, the person to whom it is being said does not necessarily have to be fat or overweight.
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    Tambien se usa mucho "Querido". Como andas "querido"? Muy comun entre amigos. Similar a "My dear" pero en este caso se utiliza mas frecuentemente entre parejas.

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