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I'm not from Colombia but I have some Colombian colleges. I wonder, what does "parce" means? They use it quite like a word that can be substituted by "compadre", or in English, "dude", "man", "friend". But, what does it exactly mean?

Sorry about my ignorance if this word is not only used in Colombia.

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No es necesario que hagas la pregunta en inglés. De hecho, creo que si la traduces obtendrás mejores respuestas. –  JoulSauron Feb 20 '13 at 10:11
@JoulSauron Gracias, no sabía. En SE de otros idiomas siempre las veo en inglés. –  c.p. Feb 20 '13 at 14:31
Tranquilo :) En French.SE y German.SE también se pueden hacer preguntas en sus respectivos idiomas. Puedes leer en nuestro FAQ al respecto. –  JoulSauron Feb 20 '13 at 14:42

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Urban Dictionary to the rescue!

Parce is a colombian slang for nigga or friends..bro..etc. this is a only slang by YOUNG COLOMBIANS!! "quivo parce como a estado...todo bien??"

Then you need to check its etymology.


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yes, but one should be able to explain the word. As I mention in the question, I can infer the meaning, but ...I guess I need more information. –  c.p. Feb 20 '13 at 2:07

Según el Diccionario de americanismos, «parce» es apócope de «parcero» en Colombia y Ecuador, y «parcero, -a» es una forma de tratamiento usada entre jóvenes (amigo íntimo, compañero inseparable).

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