For a long time, I’ve thought about compiling a list of Dominican idioms and explaining their meaning to English and Spanish-speaking people alike. Idioms are often used in casual conversation in the Dominican Republic, and it’s one thing I miss about not speaking Spanish more often.  Colorful idioms make you smile as you speak, since their powerful imagery is rarely lost on anyone.

I’ve launched tumblr site: Dominican wisdom, to slowly compile these idioms as they pop in day to day conversations and to attract others who want to make them accessible online for future generation Dominican-Americans. Take a look! You’ll find pictures, translated idioms and maybe a few laughs.

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