Traveling to the Dominican Republic to live there or study Spanish? Or maybe you are a native Dominican wanting to better connect with your roots, heritage and culture? This book is for you.
This dictionary-style book of words and phrases helps you better understand Dominican Spanish and slang. The collection of more than 500 terms and sayings will help you become familiar with the richness of the country's Spanish. It includes slang and vulgar words that you will likely run across in everyday conversations.
Each term has been defined in English and synonyms are included when available. There are also more than 500 example sentences demonstrating how to use the words. It includes 35 black and white illustrations.
Words like "watchiman," "chichí," "motoconcho" and "yipeta" will no longer be amystery. You will be on your way to Dominican Spanish fluency with this phrasebook of Spanish vocabulary words from the Dominican Republic.
IS THIS BOOK FOR ME? This book contains words that are not appropriate for kids. If you are just starting to learn Spanish, this book is best used as a complementary reference source to any program or class designed to teach you Spanish. This book and the other books of the Speaking Latino series are not designed as stand-alone learning aids, to teach you Spanish. Instead, they expand your country-specific Spanish vocabulary. If you already speak Spanish, this book help you understand local Spanish from the Dominican Republic.
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About the Author
Suffering a typical 9 to 5 existence, Jared's foray into lunch-hour Spanish shook up his mundane life. He quit his job, stopped by briefly to school, and then left his country...for 14 years. Early stumblings in real-world Spanish taught him that a "cola" isn't just a soft drink, "bicho" doesn't always mean a bug, and "boludo" may be heartfelt or middle-finger felt. Nine countries, three business start-ups, two bestsellers and a Puerto Rican wife later, he is still confounded by how many Spanish words exist for panties. His quest is to discover all those words with his website http://www.SpeakingLatino.com. In between, he meanders the Earth, dabbles in languages, drinks wine and sells shampoo.