Thursday, March 22, 2012
Their are certain Spanish phrases and words that are used only on this island. Also among other Dominicans in the diaspora. Sometimes I hear something, and I think, what the fuck are they talking about? I am used to the ones I hear spoken everyday. Just listening to conversations you will hear, "Dame Lu," "Vaina/Baina," "Chin," "Chulo," "Que lo Que," "Manin," "Jevi," and that is just a few. But those are local Dominicanisms. If you want to find out what those words and other sayings mean. There are some great websites that break it down. This website has the word and meaing in English. But it also has a feature where you can hear how it is pronounced. This website is a great dictonary. The meaning is in Spanish and English, but they also use it in a sentence so that you can see it is used. And this website has a more detailed expanation of the how and the why. Along with a great selection of words. If you heard an expression and didn't know what it meant, these websites can help.
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