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    Default Legumbres (vegies)

    alcachofas /artichokes
    batatas /sweet potatoes
    berenjena /eggplant
    cebollas /onions
    champiñones /mushrooms
    coliflor /califlower
    espárragos /asparagus
    espinacas /spinich
    guisantes /peas
    judías verdes, habichuelas /green beans/beans
    lentejas /lentils
    maíz /corn
    rábanos /radishes
    remolachas /beets
    zanahorias /carrots


    some are easy to translate but I never would have guessed zanahorias as carrots.

    Add to the list any other you can think of or if they have a differnet name in the DR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Coniglio
    alcachofas /artichokes
    batatas /sweet potatoes
    berenjena /eggplant
    cebollas /onions
    champiñones /mushrooms
    coliflor /califlower
    espárragos /asparagus
    espinacas /spinich
    guisantes /peas
    judías verdes, habichuelas /green beans/beans
    lentejas /lentils
    maíz /corn
    rábanos /radishes
    remolachas /beets
    zanahorias /carrots


    some are easy to translate but I never would have guessed zanahorias as carrots.

    Add to the list any other you can think of or if they have a differnet name in the DR.
    In DR Spanish, some of these items have different names.
    Mushrooms are called hongos (word for fungus)
    Green beans are called vainitas.
    Peas are more commonly called pitipua. Guandules are much more commonly eaten. They look like peas.

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    Also, in the DR vegetables are known as 'vegetales' not 'legumbres' or the other common word, 'verduras'.

    'Verdura' (also 'verdurita') refers specifically to fresh coriander (also called 'cilantrico').

    'Champiñones' and 'hongos' are both used. Another word - not so common - is 'setas'.

    Cabbage (not on the list) is 'repollo' in the DR, not 'col'.

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    How about, Pepino, Papas, Lechuga, Tomate/jitomate, Pimiento Verde
    I don't know but someone told me pickles is pepinitos???

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    Default I am still learning...

    [FONT=Verdana]...but I have eating the most delicious vegetables and fruits in DR that I had never tried before...

    Unfortunately, I can't remember the names right now...one is green, looks like a green pepper but very light in color, and Tony's aunt Ana makes me a salad with that, 'cause she knows I eat tons of veggies...

    One thing I had never tried before is 'ZAPOTE'...which I have no idea what kind of fruit it is, but my mother in law makes the best shakes out of it!!!

    Mmm, Mmmm, good!

    MQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewart
    In DR Spanish, some of these items have different names.
    Mushrooms are called hongos (word for fungus)
    Green beans are called vainitas.
    Peas are more commonly called pitipua. Guandules are much more commonly eaten. They look like peas.

    Stwart,

    Pitipua is the Dominican pronounciation for petite pois, the French word for peas.

    I know in DR there is a pea called "alberjas" that looks like the green peas. I don't know if these are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musicqueen
    [FONT=Verdana]...but I have eating the most delicious vegetables and fruits in DR that I had never tried before...

    Unfortunately, I can't remember the names right now...one is green, looks like a green pepper but very light in color, and Tony's aunt Ana makes me a salad with that, 'cause she knows I eat tons of veggies...

    One thing I had never tried before is 'ZAPOTE'...which I have no idea what kind of fruit it is, but my mother in law makes the best shakes out of it!!!

    Mmm, Mmmm, good!

    MQ
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    It could be Tayota = chayote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofi
    How about, Pepino, Papas, Lechuga, Tomate/jitomate, Pimiento Verde
    I don't know but someone told me pickles is pepinitos???
    Green pepper is "aji verde".
    Pickles are "pepinillos".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya
    Also, in the DR vegetables are known as 'vegetales' not 'legumbres' or the other common word, 'verduras'.

    'Verdura' (also 'verdurita') refers specifically to fresh coriander (also called 'cilantrico').

    'Champiñones' and 'hongos' are both used. Another word - not so common - is 'setas'.

    Cabbage (not on the list) is 'repollo' in the DR, not 'col'.
    Then there are the "viveres".
    Which includes platanos and yucca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofi
    How about, Pepino, Papas, Lechuga, Tomate/jitomate, Pimiento Verde
    I don't know but someone told me pickles is pepinitos???
    Pepino (cucumber), papas (potato), lechuga (lettuce), tomate (tomato) are the same.

    The Mexican 'jitomate' is never used. Pimiento verde is 'aji' - a Taino word.

    Pickles are 'pepinillos'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Musicqueen
    One thing I had never tried before is 'ZAPOTE'...which I have no idea what kind of fruit it is, but my mother in law makes the best shakes out of it!!!
    I researched this once and there is no English word. It's common in Mexico and Central America where it is also called Zapote. It is very tangy and sweet, with a dull brown rind, sticky orange flesh, and large black pits. It's not really anything like a tayota/chayote, which is a pale green vegetable and very bland indeed.

    Mr Chiri makes a mean zapote ice-cream - just one of the tricks we use to get Chirimoyito to eat fruit.

    The one I haven't been able to find out much about is the 'granadillo'. Not a passionfruit, which in the DR is called chinola, but a large, pale yellowy/greeny, vine fruit, looks sort of like a melon, tastes a bit like a pear. It makes the most delicious drink, also very nice combined with passion fruit.

    Or should we start another thread about fruit? Anna?

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