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    As I was trying to explain to a friend that I had to refrain from swimming in the ocean (more of an excuse because the wind was blowing like crazy, waves were out of control, and I was just plain scared) due to "female problems". I was at a total lack of words as to how to say I was menstruating, had my period as we say here. How do Dominicans say this? Is there a word or phrase or a common slang that they use?

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    slang is tengo la luna (the moon)

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    thank you. do they ever say "rio de rojo"

    thats what they said when I lived in Spain

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyjfisch View Post
    thank you. do they ever say "rio de rojo"

    thats what they said when I lived in Spain
    no, pero many Dominican women say, 'estoy mala', i know i know but that's what they say....tengo la menstruacion o tengo el periodo creo que se entiende tambien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    tengo la luna (the moon)
    Very crude.

    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.R. View Post
    tengo la menstruacion o tengo el periodo
    A lot more lady like.

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    I have heard both la luna & periodical

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    Yeah, but the right way is to say menstruacion, regla, periodo instead of en luna (sounds like en celo) when you speak about female dogs

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    Default mala,mala,mala

    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.R. View Post
    pero many Dominican women say, 'estoy mala'
    That's what I have always said and how my friends describe their monthly "condition" - mind you it describes me generally, as well..

    Rio

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    Sorry to rain on the humor but that is never said.

    However to answer the OP's question, a very good way is to say "Tengo la cuestión."
    Or, if in the past, "Tenía..."
    Also called "el asunto"

    With regards to all,

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    siempre he escuchado "regla" o "periodo"

    Pero no tengo que preguntar mi mujer por que una semana antes es "obvio"

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