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Street Spanish – Colloquial Spanish names for different social groups

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 Spanish names for different social groups such as “Siniestro” (Gothic), “Friki” (Nerd / Freak / Geek / Dork) or “Heavy” (Heavy Metal fan).

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 different social groups:

Gothic: Siniestro
Snob / Posh person: Pijo/a
Nerd / Freak / Geek / Dork: Friki
Swot: Empollón
Student: Estudiante
Fan of heavy metal music: Heavy
Foreigner: Guiri
Hermit: Ermitaño/a
Person from the country: Un pueblerino/Una pueblerina
Punk: Punky
Skater: Skater
Surfer: Surfero/a
Drug addict: Yonqui
Alcoholic: Alcohólico/a
Tramp: Vagabundo/a
Hippy: Hippy
Gypsy: Gitano/a
Traveller: Nómada
Grunger: Alternativo/a
Emo: Emo
Boy racer: Tunero/a
Chav: Choni
Skinhead: Cabeza rapada / Skinhead
Hooligan: Júligan

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