Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Mate"

The meaning of "Mate" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa mate?
A: to have sex and produce  young, or to make animals do this:

Tigers mate repeatedly over a period of several days.

Mating a horse with a donkey produces a mule.
Q: O que significa super low mate?
A: That was very dishonorable, my friend
Q: O que significa let’s mate? ?
A: When animals have sex / reproduce, it is called "mating" so the verb "to mate" means "to reproduce / have sex." "Let's mate." = "Let's have sex." = "Let's f*ck." Hahaha. In American English, we also say stuff like "Bears look for a mate in the spring." A mate is a partner for sex. This is why I laugh whenever British people call each other "mates" instead of "friends". Heh. :D
Q: O que significa mate and guy what does that words mean??
A: "Mate" is an informal term often used when referencing your friend or maybe when talking to someone in a social saying. It's similar to "buddy". However, it's not very common in the United States. It's very common in the UK and Australia.

"Guy" is a term for a man.

Instead of saying "Who is that man over there?", most people would likely say "Who is that guy over there." It's informal, but much more common.
Q: O que significa I have just parted with my mate message?
A: 我刚刚离开了我的朋友的信息

Example sentences using "Mate"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com mate.
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Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com what are you doing mate? what does it mean??? Can i use “mate” to talk to my normal friends??? How about between boy and girl??? 2 girls??? can you give me some e.g. Pleaseee!.
A: mate is a person with you in a school or work but because you're not close to them they call you "mate"
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com mate.
A: He’s a good mate of mine.

That’s taken, mate.

She’s been a mate since we were little.

You don’t hang around mate, do ya?
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com mate.
"Come on mate lets go!"
"My mate and I will be out in an hour"
(Mate means friend).
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com mate.
A: Yes, it does have two meanings. As for the second one, it can be a simple "What's up, mate?" or "How are you today, mate?"

Synonyms of "Mate" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre mate e friend ?
A: Mate is more casual/colloquial than friend. It can also be a friend you are emotionally closer with than just a regular friend.

Maria is my friend from work.

John is one of my best mates.

“You alright mate?” Is a casual way of saying hello as well.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre mate, pal e buddy ?
A: pal means the same as buddy but not many people use this term. Mate is more of an Australian thing to say. Americans don’t use mate.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre howdy e mate ?
A: Howdy is a very informal way of saying "Hi". So you can use it by itself.

Mate is an informal way of saying "friend" in the same way you would use "buddy" or "pal"
Q: Qual é a diferença entre "mate" e "lad" ?
A: 'Lad' is used much more in the UK, and it has specific connotations. It means a boyish/cheeky guy (usually a teenager or young person up to 30), maybe a guy who likes to drink a lot and chase women. For some people it's a positive word, but for others it's negative.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre "mate" e "lad" ?
A: "lad" I guess would be mostly used by males to other males (friends) and "mate" is used by both males and females and can be directed to anyone, friends and strangers

Translations of "Mate"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? You are my best mate
within my social circle
In my social circle

If within is incorrect, can you explain why?
A: I think within is correct, but it’s unnatural

In is correct

However, I recommend you don’t mention your social circle. It’s better to just say:
You’re a really good friend
You’re one of my best friends
I consider you one of my best friends
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? hello mate
A: I've given two versions: one "regular"; the other "more cockney"...
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? mate a tu jodida madre y la descuartize para ponerlo en tu comida sin que te dieras cuenta
A: I killed your fucking mother and cut her into pieces to put her in your meal without you even notice it (suerte :p)
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? how are you, mate?
A: I live in the southern U.S. We normally say things like, Hey, how ya doing or Hey, how are you. Guys will say How ya doing, bro' or What's up? If they are already friends.
In my office, we normally say "How are you today?"

Other questions about "Mate"

Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar Hey mate, do you fancy going for drink tonight?.
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Q: Hey, mate! Where have you been last night?
EN/UK soa natural?
A: Your "Hey mate" sounded perfect but I could hear a tiny bit of an accent on the word "been", try elongating it a bit and doing it lower, yours sounded a bit too short like "biin".

Also, the sentence itself doesn't really sound natural. We would say "Where did you go last night?". "Where have you been?" would be asked directly after they returned rather than for where they were the day before. "Where did you go?" can be used in either situation.

Great effort though. Hope that helps!
Q: Sorry mate, I can't answer you now. Early of July perhaps will be my school day, so I not quite sure if I can hang up with you guys or not in October. But still let me know which date you guys will be in here. I will try to meet you guys. soa natural?
A: I might be in school starting early July, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to hang out with you guys in October. Let me know which days you guys'll be here though, and I'll try to meet you.
Q: Shove over, mate.

When asking your friend to step over a bit.. soa natural?
A: It is natural, but, unless you are very close to the person you are talking to, it is very rude.

A more polite version would be: Excuse me, mate.
Q: G'day mate! Is there anything that I can help you with?
Feel free to give me some suggestions. Cheers. soa natural?
A: So, because "can" is (or *should be*) an unstressed word in this sentence, that means that its æ vowel is reduced to a schwa ə. The consonants, however, should still be very clear.

Also, this time the "z" sound in your "is" wasn't as clear as in your first recording.

Here's what I (an American) sound like saying this (I'm skipping "g'day mate" since that's not something Americans say haha). Notice how /kæn/ (can) has been reduced to /kən/. This would also happen Australian English, I believe.

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