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    Quote Originally Posted by GuillermoRamon View Post
    Seeing as we are on the topic, what word do Dominicans use, for the word, "Slang"?

    Culebra ...just for the Dutch ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuillermoRamon View Post
    Seeing as we are on the topic, what word do Dominicans use, for the word, "Slang"?
    Inglés de calle o inglés informal

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuillermoRamon View Post
    Seeing as we are on the topic, what word do Dominicans use, for the word, "Slang"?
    The most common word for slang in Spanish is jerga. Dominican slang is jerga dominicana.


    This website will be helpful  www.jergadominicana.com


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    It was my understanding that jerga meant jargon. Slang is more related to argot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucifer View Post
    It was my understanding that jerga meant jargon. Slang is more related to argot.

    Here is the dictionary definition (word reference):


    http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/t...asp?spen=jerga


    jerga nf
    (habla de un grupo)
    slang n
     
    Los chavales hablan su propia jerga para que nadie les entienda.


    jerga nf
    coloquial (lenguaje técnico)
    jargon, argot n



    Es muy difícil entender este texto pues hay mucha jerga técnica.


    Based on the dictionary definition how is jerga not slang?




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    Yesterday in conversation with a colleague (that I met for the first time) about various topics asked me the following:

    ¿Dóndes lo aprendiste?

    In all my years I have never heard anyone add /s/ to that question word. Wow! That is not good Spanish and even the Caribbean that’s often critiqued I have never heard that. After hearing it I suspected she was from Central America and I asked her. Bingo! She said El Salvador. I was not surprised.

    Spanish is a wonderful language and like any other there are plenty of incorrect verb forms, words, phrases etc. in everyday speech. You just have to be aware. 


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