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Old April 27, 2007, 11:09 AM
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I keep hearing this word on Univision Spanish TV, and I don't know what it means. It sounds like "essay" in English and I know it's not spelled right, but do you have any idea what it means? I think it's used to refer to people.
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Old April 28, 2007, 02:51 PM
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I'd say the word was probably "ese", which means "that" It can also be used to say "man" in a colloquial sense.
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I would assume the first one, the second one is very colloquial and wouldn't be used on the news.
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Old May 24, 2007, 11:49 AM
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I think you 're right tomisimo, I heard this again today and they said "ese chabo" or something like that. What would taht mean?
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They pronounce the v like b. (touch your tongue to the back of your front teeth and say "chavo"... was that it? it comes out a bit like theabo ) So it could be ese chavo which would mean that fly boy. Does that seem like it would make any sense?

Is it possible they could have been talking about Hugo Chávez?
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Old May 27, 2007, 10:39 PM
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No they we're talking about Hugo Chavez, they were talking about a singer, so what you say makes sense. Something like "that dude."

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