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Street Spanish – Colloquial Spanish names for family and friends

This lesson is part of my “Street Spanish” course which is aimed at giving you all of the necessary Spanish vocabulary and expressions for speaking colloquially in Spanish.

In this lesson we will learn various colloquial names for friends and family in Spanish such as “Los viejos” for your parents or “Colega” for your friend.

The Spanish vocabulary and expressions that you will find in this course are not the kind that you will find in regular textbooks and some should be used with caution as they are quite vulgar, but I want to give you an insight into exactly how Spanish people really speak on the street.

I would like to invite you to add you own additional Spanish phrases relevant to this topic. I have listed here the Spanish phrases that I can think of, but for sure there are many many more and I would love to hear your suggestions. Please use the comment form below….

Colloquial Spanish names for family and friends:

Mother: La vieja

Father: El viejo

Parents: Los viejos

Wife: La jefa

Husband / Partner: Mi gordi / Mi costi / Mi cari

My love / Sweetheart: Mi amor / Mi vida

Children: Los chavales / Los críos

Child: El nene / La nena / El peque / La peque

Girlfriend: Mi chica

Boyfriend: Mi chico

Friend: Amigo/a

Mate / Buddy: Amigote / Colega / Tronco / Tío/a

Soul mate: Amigo del alma

Acquaintance: Conocido/a

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