Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This Dominican Dictionary is la Vaina!

Quick Link: Dominican Dictionary

Today I'm writing over at the fabulous Women Who Live on Rocks about the


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Since any place you visit will have its own cultural dictionary, I decided to school you on the terms you MUST know if visiting this funny, charismatic rock, words that when I got there threw me for a what-did-you-say loop. This is serious business (which is why it is bolded and in large, pink print) because without these terms you will be super frustrated in DR trying to figure out what the heck they're talking about. These aren't your run of the mill 101 terms - the basic words of all languages like hola or gracias or baño - these are the lingo, the real talk, the words that will unlock a piece of real culture.

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  1. I love this! I live in Barbados and while they speak English here...it's not the same. Favourite expressions include "She's gone to come back", "walk with your card", and the utter misuse of pronouns, ie. "I've never met she". Island life is crazy life! ~Ree

    1. I would LOVE to hear the variation of Barbados English.


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