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    Yluminada Gervacio de la Cruz

    Hi all :) It has been a heck of a long time since I've visited the forums. Twelve years ago, I brought my step-son Angelo Burgos to Canada from the Dominican Republic. His mother lived in the Montellano area, and her parents lived in the Samana area "en el rancho". I will have to search and...
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    Dominican slang for money

    I am trying to decipher and translate a taped conversation, and there is a word that is rather muffled, but I am positive it signifies money. He says, "Quiero trabajar por cash asi no pueden volver a roer mas _______" I don't think he's saying peso, because that doesn't sound right, but it...
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    DR Passport Renewal in Canada

    I just phoned the Consulate in Toronto, who told me that in order to renew a passport for the DR, you have to attend the Consulate in person. We're in Calgary, and they're in Toronto, so we have to fly all the way there to do the paperwork??? Ridiculous...
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    Adopting Dominican-born son

    I'd originally posted this in another thread, but thought I'd re-post it to see if I might be able to solicit more help. It's a little confusing, so I'll try to explain it best as I can without going into too many details. I married a man from the Dominican Republic, and we brought his...
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    Anyone on Facebook?

    Hi all. Admittedly, I haven't been on here much recently. Missing chatting with some of you, and wondering if anyone else has Facebook. Post details here, or if you prefer, send me a PM and we'll hook up!
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    Need help translating Trades occupations please!

    Hi there. For an ad that will be advertised in Mexico (so hopefully, these trade words are universal Spanish), I need to know the equivalent of the following occupations: framer (as in construction) stucco plasterer cribber drywaller roofer painter carpenter welder landscaper (would this be...
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    Spanish in other countries

    Hi Lesley. Thanks for a very interesting thread. All this being said, which country of the Americas' spoken language would you consider to be the closest to native Spanish? I have a Mexican friend who seems to think Mexican Spanish is the most correct form of the Spanish language, and that it...
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    I won't settle...

    How could this be translated, in the context that you are saying, "I won't settle for anything less" (career-wise, emotionally, etc). I was just going to PM you Lesley, but felt that others may want to express such sentiments, but didn't know how.
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    Happy Birthday Larry!

    I can't believe I almost forgot! I hope you read these wishes before your day is over!!! Happy 35!
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    Sexist Dictionary

    DICTIONARY FOR DECODING WOMEN'S PERSONAL ADS: 40-ish................................ 49. Adventurous........................ Slept with everyone. Athletic............................... No breasts. Average looking................... Moooo. Beautiful.............................. Pathological...
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    Happy Birthday Linamia, belated birthday Hillbilly

    Sorry I'm late, HB. Computer problems at home. Hope you had a wonderful day, and Lina, hope you have a wonderful day today!
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    El Vencedor

    I am in the process of translating some Marcos Witt songs for a friend who is trying to learn English. Marcos Witt sings a song called "Exaltate". Here are the lyrics: Al borde de tu gran trono me postrar? hoy a Ti, T? reinas sobre principados sentado a la diestra de Dios. Ex?ltate, oh gran...
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    Inverter or Solar panel sales and install - Sosua/POP area?

    Does anyone know of any people who are selling the above products in the Sosua area? A friend is wanting to break into the market, and considering making Sosua one of his selling points. Can anyone tell me who sells them in the area? I think I read something about MrMike (who the friend...
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    Tranlation for "give up"?

    Right now, this phrase seems rather elementary to me, and I don't know why I can't think of an equivalent in Spanish. I'm corresponding with Angel's aunt, who doesn't speak English, and I'm trying to convey the message that "I'm not ready to give up trying to sort out this Immigration mess"...
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    Dominican obtaining work visa for Canada?

    I've searched the archives and haven't come across such situation thus far. Does anyone know of a Dominican who has successfully come to Canada on a work visa - say for a six-month time period? Angel's cousin has a job offer and contract to work on a farm in Canada. She now has to go through...
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    I think it's time we all had a CHAT!

    How's 10:00 DR TIME? 9:00 for Dom Yorks 8:00 for the Prairies/Central 7:00 for ME! March 24, 2006
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    Hi there. I have sent you an e-mail. I know you are incredibly busy, but I have a bit of a pressing matter on my hands and would like your input. Thank you kindly! Trina
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    Dictionary for Men

    FINE This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. FIVE MINUTES If she is getting dressed, this is half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given 5 more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house...
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    DR vs Cuba game on now

    Angel informs me the score is 4-0, DR leading. So far, so good. It was scoreless until the third, when the DR got on their bats. Tavares, Polanco, Tejada and Pujols all came in on hits and walks. (Tejada doubled)
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    Sunday's Games

    Cuba upset Venezuela, looking in very fine form, 7-2. It was 7-0 for a long time, when Venezuela finally got on the board with a home run. Ichiro hit a home run on his first bat to start Japan off 1-0 against the US. Of note, Jeter made a great bunt to arrive safely at first (third base...