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If you say: " Que onda, ese" is like " what's up, dude"...you wouldn't use this expression to address any person of respect such as your boss, your dad, your dad-in-law, etc.. if fact, the use of this expression will give the worst impression unless it's said to a close friend..This expression is usually frowned upon and it's considered rude when it's said ...


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Looking at the video you mentioned, and doing some googling, it turns out that ese (which has the gramatically correct meanings mentioned in the other answers) is a Spanglish slang to refer to someone, generally the person you are talking to. There are no academic sources for that, but here's a very plausible explanation: In some places, "ese" ...


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In some contexts you also use "eseeeeeee", with a phonetically longer ending "e", just to express something similar to "that's it dude" or "you rock!". This is specially used in parodying comedian shows Hope it helps. Fran


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Ese is a demonstrative adjective (quiero ese libro, I want that book) or a demonstrative pronoun (quiero ese, I want that one). As a pronoun, it's sometimes written with an accent on the stressed syllable: ése. (RAE, see the 1st meaning of ese, esa, eso) Ese can be used to refer to people, and it sometimes has a pejorative connotation (RAE, see the 2nd ...



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