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    Default Dominican sayings

    commonly used phrases

    Abul Abul

    Ta to'

    El ojo del amo engorda el caballo

    Date brillo cadenita que tu mojo llega

    Lo que no mata engorda

    A caballo grati no se le miran lo' diente

    E' palante que vamo

    E' pa' fuera que va

    Tanto le da la gota a la piedra que al tiempo le hace un hoyo

    La codicia rompe el saco

    Tu ta como un aji pipi

    Ojos que no ven corazon que no siente

    El que mucho abarca poco aprieta

    No deje camino real por vereda

    Probando e que se guisa

    Ma' vale un pajaro en mano que cien volando

    Ma' vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer

    El que anda con perro a ladrar aprende

    Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres

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    Default Didn't AZB coin this one?

    "Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres"


    Didn't AZB coin this one?


    It is, nevertheless, quite telling when it comes to how folks stick to their click in the RD.

    Thank you!

    I also have a book of Spanish Modismos, or common idioms - I can add some asked, and perhaps Lesle might indulge us with which are popular in the RD. It would also be good to kno which are not used at all in the RD and which have other meanings or bad alternative meanings in the RD.

    Thanks so much and Lesly - sorry for volunteering you. See what happens when you get such a GOOD reputation?

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    Donde mea la gallina, in reference to El Cibao ..........has to be the funniest one I've heard in the past few years

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    Quote Originally Posted by indiana16
    commonly used phrases

    Abul Abul

    Ta to'

    El ojo del amo engorda el caballo

    Date brillo cadenita que tu mojo llega

    Lo que no mata engorda

    A caballo grati no se le miran lo' diente

    E' palante que vamo

    E' pa' fuera que va

    Tanto le da la gota a la piedra que al tiempo le hace un hoyo

    La codicia rompe el saco

    Tu ta como un aji pipi

    Ojos que no ven corazon que no siente

    El que mucho abarca poco aprieta

    No deje camino real por vereda

    Probando e que se guisa

    Ma' vale un pajaro en mano que cien volando

    Ma' vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer

    El que anda con perro a ladrar aprende

    Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres
    Could you translate some of these, for those of us that are linguistically challenged?

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    Default One that I like ....

    can't quite get the words to sound right in my head (in Spanish) so here it is in English: Better to go alone than to keep bad company ... anybody got the Spanish version?

    Stay well,
    Amy

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    Es mejor andar solo que mal acompañado

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    There ya go! Thanks

    Stay well,
    Amy

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    I'll give it a shot

    mejor sola que en mala compañía

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    Thank Lina I almost had it right

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    I've heard different versions of it - just none of them sounded quite right at the time

    Thanks Lina and Anna

    Stay well,
    Amy

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