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Is there a word that approximates ‘dude’

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Just like the title says, do you know if there exists a word analogous to the English word ‘dude’? Or if not, is there some other way you can hyper-informally but non offensively refer to someone?

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What about gemen? 哥们

 

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DavyJonesLocker

Yup, 哥们

Like bro, dude, mate, brother, boys depending on what part of the world your from.

Beijingers say 哥们儿.

 

Like English, almost exclusive said by guys to guys 

 

 

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irene001

we say 兄弟, 老表 in sichuan. It's kind of sichuanese. But we also say 哥们

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889

"Beijingers say 哥们儿."

 

Has anyone anywhere heard just 哥们?

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DavyJonesLocker
9 minutes ago, 889 said:

 

Has anyone anywhere heard just 哥们?

 

I presume so as many on wechat write 哥们。 I live in Beijing and most guys I know are northern Chinese so it's just what I hear most

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imron
30 minutes ago, DavyJonesLocker said:

many on wechat write 哥们

Yes, they *write* it like that, but they will certainly pronounce it 哥们儿.

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AaronUK

I just used 哥们 with my friend from Beijing.. so happy.. no idea how i should say it outloud now though ><

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889

In this particular case, I think it's slightly odd to add 儿 in writing. And really odd not to add it in speech.

 

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DavyJonesLocker

Ok good to know, I never heard anyone pronouncing 哥们 but assuming that was just because if my limited exposure

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