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    Hey, George Lopez uses the word "Vato" quite frequently...I'm not familiar w/it. I heard it tonight on a movie...what is it please? He also says "sal es que" or "Sar es que" or something similiar...not sure about this either. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by islasunflower
    Hey, George Lopez uses the word "Vato" quite frequently...I'm not familiar w/it. I heard it tonight on a movie...what is it please? He also says "sal es que" or "Sar es que" or something similiar...not sure about this either. Any ideas?

    In Mexico and the U.S. vato is slang for hombre, muchacho or male individual.

    Sorry but I can't help with sal or sar es que. Could he be saying "sabes que"?

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    I'll only ad that "vato" is used in the same way as "man", or "guy":

    - Hey man!
    - Hello guy!
    - You're wrong man!
    etc.

    In certain parts of the United States, hispanic people use "ese" instead of "vato".

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    He does say "sabes que" which means "you know what" he also says other things like "ta loco/a" She/he's crazy...."que la chingada" what the hell........very funny guy...love the show.

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    Naturally being born and raised in LA George Lopez speaks Spanish greatly influenced by the Los Angeles Hispanic gang culture. What we in law enforcement call gang slang.

    In this culture vato is better translated as brother, not specifically indicating a blood relationship but rather a gang family relationship. Teens who give up society for the gang life are called "vatos locos", meaning crazy gang banger, a term that became synonymous with members of LA's 38th Street Gang. The term gained popularity and sofened in meaning in general society but is still used regularly in gang slang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islasunflower
    Hey, George Lopez uses the word "Vato" quite frequently...I'm not familiar w/it. I heard it tonight on a movie...what is it please? He also says "sal es que" or "Sar es que" or something similiar...not sure about this either. Any ideas?

    Quiero entender que tu amigo utiliza la frase: "sale vato", lo que equivaldría a: "see ya guy" o algo parecido.

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    I always thought it had some kind of gangster connotation, but never knew. Cholos? similar?

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    A cholo is a person of mixed ancestry. I believe originally of Latin American origin it refered to a person whose parents were Native American and Spanish. The term is used in the United States to refer to a person who prsents him or herself as mixed Latino and American. It originated here as a part of the "La Raza" movement and has been adopted by young people both gang and non-gang related.

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    Ok To End The Confuchion "vato" Means "homeboy"

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    OK Boricua,

    I like a person who is confident enough to thinks a simple translation ends the confusion. Now define "homeboy".

    Joel
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