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    Good choice. I purchased the book years ago...

    Good choice.

    I purchased the book years ago but I have not had the chance to even consider reading it yet due to lack of time. It is over 500 pages. However, it’s interesting that you mention it...
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    I finally finished the book I was reading. It...

    I finally finished the book I was reading. It took me longer than I would have liked but with limited time one has to be patient. The book title is El búfalo de la noche by Guillermo Arriaga. I...
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    Sticky: Here is a nice short video explaining the meaning...

    Here is a nice short video explaining the meaning the word bajo in the DR.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDxe9mv1vpE



    -MP.
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    Sticky: Here is the video to compliment the one above in...

    Here is the video to compliment the one above in post #61. In this one the You Tuber gives examples of the expressions in possible real life scenarios.



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    I am sure there is but I just did a quick search...

    I am sure there is but I just did a quick search and the lists in Spanish only have a few examples.

    https://spanishdictionary.cc/most-common-phrasal-verbs-in-spanish. Have a look at the examples...
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    Also it’s like when students or adults who are...

    Also it’s like when students or adults who are learning say prepararse por. That is not correct and it sounds strange to me. It is prepararse para. Certain prepositions follow certain verbs in...
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    Muy bien. Así se aprende. Also probably as...

    Muy bien. Así se aprende.


    Also probably as you heard more Spanish without realizing it you became used to hearing gracias por and you caught your own error after a while. Like you said it did...
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    Nice video explanation of a few Por and Para...

    Nice video explanation of a few Por and Para concepts.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUxJ8i0KnhU



    -MP.
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    Siempre.... That’s a good example. Gracias...

    Siempre....


    That’s a good example. Gracias para does not even exist. It is also an example of an idiomatic expression.


    Practice and exposure. If you listen closely to Spanish speakers...
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    Por or Para

    If this grammar point is a challenge for you here are some quick references. The web has so many resources. I saved a few that can be helpful. I posted them in this thread.

    BTW- some usage is...
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    Here are some more brain teasers from Collins...

    Here are some more brain teasers from Collins dictionary. Beginner level quizzes.

    https://www.collinsdictionary.com/quiz/es/confusables



    -MP.
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    Sticky: Dominican expressions

    I watched this video today and enjoyed it. This You Tuber has a very relaxed style which is a plus when providing information. In this video she gives the meaning of some very local expressions....
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    Sticky: You ever wonder about the R to L change? It is...

    You ever wonder about the R to L change? It is heard in the DR too. It is definitely most predominant in Puerto Rico then the DR and then in Cuba. It is in only heard in the Caribbean Antilles and...
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    Sticky: In this video the You Tuber wants you to practice...

    In this video the You Tuber wants you to practice your listening skills.


    Me parece bien.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1CIk1sjg-I
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    Sticky: In the DR there are different accents. Accent by...

    In the DR there are different accents. Accent by region primarily and then even by the speakers themselves. There are a few identified linguistic zones, the capital, el Cibao, el sur are the three...
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    Sticky: I just looked that at this video in which our You...

    I just looked that at this video in which our You Tuber talks about some basic observations about Spanish in the DR mainly the phonetic aspects.

    Her relaxed approach to explaining the concepts I...
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    Sticky: I will have look. I am always interested in...

    I will have look. I am always interested in different styles and of course her ability to break down the linguistic components. In that short video I think she was on point with the phonetic linking...
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    Sticky: Thanks for posting that video. I have not seen...

    Thanks for posting that video. I have not seen her before. I will go to her Instagram as she suggested.


    Even from listening to this short video I think she has a good command of both languages....
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    Sticky: Telemundo 47....noticiero

    Here is another nice find. This is a list of Dominican words and expressions compiled by Telemundo 47.

    Telemundo is one of the largest Spanish television networks in the US with local stations...
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    Sticky: A blogger’s commentary on his stop ‘vuelta al...

    A blogger’s commentary on his stop ‘vuelta al mundo’ in República Dominicana.


    https://www.21wonders.es/america/centroamerica/35-palabras-y-expresiones-dominicanas-que-necesitas-conocer/


    I...
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    Sticky: Diccionario dominicano

    Here is a revamped version of Colonial Tour’s website and it has an easier to read list of Dominican words and expressions.


    The explanations with examples are helpful. If you always wondered...
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    Sticky: I finally had chance to listen to the podcasts...

    I finally had chance to listen to the podcasts and I must say this was the most intriguing in terms of not knowing what to expect. Central American countries often get lumped together for everything....
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    Sticky: True... maybe you can invent a variation...

    True... maybe you can invent a variation...
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    Sticky: Miami is Cuba and it is an ultra Latin city in...

    Miami is Cuba and it is an ultra Latin city in the US from a Spanish-speaking perspective. Although other US cities have more Spanish speakers number wise they do not compare to the usage of the...
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    Sticky: Yes, I agree. However, when I was talking to my...

    Yes, I agree. However, when I was talking to my Panamanian friend I was testing the waters. I wasn’t surprised that she was not familiar with the word.



    -MP.
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