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    So I was at work and used the word "chabon" and my boss got offended. Is this a derogatory word in Spanish? I thought it meant dude.

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    Es una palabra bastante informal no la usaría en el trabajo menos si estás hablando con un superior. Sería como llamarlo "Pibe", "nene" pero suena un poco más "rudo".

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    Quote Originally Posted by amayo View Post
    So I was at work and used the word "chabon" and my boss got offended. Is this a derogatory word in Spanish? I thought it meant dude.
    What would be a similar English word for Chabon, any clue?

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    yeah, "Chabón" is a very informal word

    I don't know a similar for "Chabon", I think "Punk" but is very offensive.

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    Oh okay, I thought it was more like dude then punk. So it does have a negative connotation... opps!! I guess I owe my boss an apology.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amayo View Post
    Oh okay, I thought it was more like dude then punk. So it does have a negative connotation... opps!! I guess I owe my boss an apology.

    Thanks!
    Well, I don't think it'd be as offensive as punk, but would you call your boss dude in the States? I don't think so, unless you worked at a surf shop or something... dude.

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    la expresion "chabon" es como medio marginal o jerga?
    y por cierto seria "chavon" o "chabon" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danield View Post
    la expresion "chabon" es como medio marginal o jerga?
    y por cierto seria "chavon" o "chabon" ?
    Es "chabón". No sé si guardará relación con el término español "chaval", que significa "muchacho".

    En cualquier caso, su uso es coloquial pero no diría que marginal en absoluto.

    Este disco es MUY recomendable: Sumo - After chabón

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_g View Post
    Well, I don't think it'd be as offensive as punk, but would you call your boss dude in the States? I don't think so, unless you worked at a surf shop or something... dude.
    Yeah you´re right. You´ve gota be on cool cat to get away with calling your boss dude and work in an office.

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