Spanish word that means brother. Sometimes friends are so close they call them selfs carnales (BROTHERS)" You're like a brother". But, carnales does not mean homies. You don't just call any one of your friends a carnal, just someone close to you. Someone you trust. Not all your homies are your carnales. Usually a younger brother would be called " CARNALITO" a sister sometimes called a "CARNALITA" or " CARNALA"
FRIEND EX: We've known each other since we were young, we're like carnales.
FAMILY WISE: This is my carnal. my brother.