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Thread: Diccionario del español dominicano (Dominican Spanish Dictionary)

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    I need this dictionary. And for one reason: Aunque yo sea pariguayo, 'toy cansao de me cojan de mojiganga. With this dictionary at my disposal, lo voá poné claro a to'.

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    i'm not really interested in learning dominican spanish. but i have a book called del vocabulario dominicano by emilio rodrigues demorizi which is as amusing as my mother in law: booooring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier_Onassis View Post
    A dictionary is unlikely to help anyone with faulty grammar: that is not the purpose of a dictionary. This dictionary seeks, according to what the Diario Libre article says, to
    give examples of words and phrases and their meanings that are unique to Spanish as spoken in the DR. Since I have not read this dictionary, I am unable to comment on how well it does its intended job.

    Nearly every Spanish speaking country has an affiliate of the Academia Real de la Lengua Española, and defining a changing language in their particular region is of the major purposes of these affiliates.

    The average Dominican is no more likely to own and use this dictionary regularly than the average American is liely to own and consult the OED regularly.

    If you do not understand what the OED is, you are a typical American, by the way.
    I delivered the newspaper Newsday as a boy. I used he money for a subscription the the nyt which included the compact version of the OED. It had a magnifying glass in a little drawer. I gave it up in my twenties when I reduced my belonging to two duffle bags. I was attempting to practice conscious poverty. What a schmuck I was.

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    I suppose the practice of conscious poverty might involve some lessons in a place like Thailand, where all young Buddhist men are expected to shave their heads, join a monastery and beg for food for a year of meditation, Buddhist lessons and humility.
    But this does not work very well, or at all, in this country.

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    Where in Santo Domingo can I buy a copy ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabum View Post
    Where in Santo Domingo can I buy a copy ?
    Try this:

    Libreria Cuesta. S. side of Expreso 27 de Febrero just W. of Calle Abraham Lincoln and Supermercado Nacional
    809-473-4020 Open 9AM to 9PM Mon through Sat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier_Onassis View Post
    Try this:

    Libreria Cuesta. S. side of Expreso 27 de Febrero just W. of Calle Abraham Lincoln and Supermercado Nacional
    809-473-4020 Open 9AM to 9PM Mon through Sat.
    Thank you.

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    If they do not have it, Google "libreria dominicana".

    I visited this store decades ago, but it is the one that got the best ratings online.

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    Cuesta should have it.
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    Librería Cuesta website (Detalles de Artículos) claims that the dictionary is out of stock.

    The Academia Dominicana de la Lengua (Academia Dominicana de la Lengua) claims that the dictionary is available at the bookstore of Gaceta Judicial and they will also deliver free of charge within SD.

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