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In German we use Gossensprache, in English gutter language seems to be the most common synonym, but my dictionaries don't show me a spanish word for the language/jargon (often vulgar) spoken by ordinary people/teenager/kids on the street, in small groups, friend circles.

Is there a spanish expression for this kind of language?

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Related : es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunfardo –  belisarius Dec 4 '11 at 12:28
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I'd say for gutter language:

Lenguaje vulgar

or

Lenguaje barriobajero

As suggested by Gonzalo Medina you can also say:

Lenguaje arrabalero

though in my opinion it's not as common as the others, at least in Spain.

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Perhaps you could also add to your list lenguaje arrabalero. –  Gonzalo Medina Dec 3 '11 at 19:52
    
@Gonzalo Medina added, thanks. –  Javi Dec 3 '11 at 20:01
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