Dominican Spanish Slang:
English/Dominican Spanish Dictionary
Learning Dominican Spanish one word at time
No matter whether traveling to the Dominican Republic as a tourist, or with the intention of moving there as an expatriate, this guide will serve you well. Intended for English speakers, this book's Spanish/English dictionary shares common slang words and phrases that will help you communicate in everyday situations like ordering dinner in a restaurant, shopping at the mercado for fresh produce, flirting, getting street directions, or hiring a taxi.
That said, be advised this little book is neither a complete course in learning the Spanish Language nor is it a textbook. Instead it is an introduction to Domican Spanish.
Suffice it to say, this is a good pocket beginners guide you handily can carry on your travels in your back pocket or backpack. Finally, we have used a large font to make the text eminently more readable.
Middle Coast Language Series
Trade Paperback: 52 pages
Language: English/Dominican Republic Spanish
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces
A Dominican Spanish Slang Sampler
Aplatanado - Implies you have become a Dominican because you have eaten your share of plantains.
Baboso – An idiot. One who speak lies, talks crap. Literally a drooler.
Bacano - One cool dude.
¡Diachi! - Softens the word diablo. Typically used instead of damn.
Escrines - Window Screens.
Kachu - Ketchup.
Kille - Literally broken glass, to be angry.
Sacaliñar - To throw something up in someone's face.
Sandmurai/chancleta sanmuria - Flip flops.
Vaguada - Storm or torrential downpour.
Vientiocho – 28/viente y ocho. crazy, loco.
Que Lo What – How you greet friends and ask what's happening.