How do you say 'dude' in German?
I'm German native speaker. Nobody will actually use the word "Dandy". Forget about it. Translate "dude" with "Alter". Alt means old, an "Alter" is an "old guy", "old man" or "old boy". Note: "mein Alter" is a slang term for "my father". You can also translate "dude" with "Mann" (man).
You meet somebody in the street, you want to say "Hey dude, how are you?" you say "He Alter, wie geht's" (literally: "He old boy, how is it going?")
Some drunk idiot gets on your nerve somewhere, you want to say "Get lost, dude!" you say "Verzieh dich, Mann!" (literally: "Pull yourself away, man!")
Annotation: You might have noticed my excessive use of capital letters. In German language, all nouns start with capital letters. It's sometimes the only way to tell a noun from another word.
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'Dandy' could very well be a slang word in German nowadays. German, like any other living language, is always picking up new words and expressions from other languages.
All the same, I've heard only 'Mann' and 'Hoschi' where 'dude' might be used in English.
I am Afrikaans - the slang words tend to sound the same and Man - pronounced Mann...as susila wrote is one of the closest translations.
Actually, the specific word "dude" would be "geck"...I have no idea where "dandy" came from - sounds more like a British word to me.
You don't. "Dude" is an american slang word, there is no German translation.
Actually there is I just found out:
Dude - English Dandy - German
DANDY IS DUDE IN GERMAN