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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 ...


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" ...


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


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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