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    Question Whats the meaning of this DR saying?/ Que es el significado de esta frase Domicana?

    "Ese negrito come coco"
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    What does that mean or what does it imply???

    I'm not Dominican, so I'm not too familiar with this phrase, but hopefully it's nothing offensive. If it is, I apologize in advance.

    Thank you!


    ¿¿¿Que quiere decir o que implica???

    No soy Dominicana, entonces no estoy muy familiarizada con la frase pero ojala no sea ofensiva. Y si lo es, mil disculpas.

    Gracias!

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    It is a silly and innocuous put down, kind of in the category of....

    Peter Peter pumpkin eater,
    Had a wife and couldn't keep her,
    He put her in a pumpkin shell,
    And there he kept her very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamasongaDeSandoval View Post
    "Ese negrito come coco"
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    What does that mean or what does it imply???

    I'm not Dominican, so I'm not too familiar with this phrase, but hopefully it's nothing offensive. If it is, I apologize in advance.

    Thank you!


    ¿¿¿Que quiere decir o que implica???

    No soy Dominicana, entonces no estoy muy familiarizada con la frase pero ojala no sea ofensiva. Y si lo es, mil disculpas.

    Gracias!
    "That negro eats coconut....I think

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    Reidy

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    It means that hes so poor that he lives off coconut. Sometimes its expressed as (Arroz) rice con cocco. Its almost a racist comment and is derogatory.

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    It means that that person (doesn't really matter his skin color) does not amount to much. Goes with

    "come légamo" or "come jaiba" expressions that denote low standing or laziness...

    HB

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRMirador View Post
    It is a silly and innocuous put down, kind of in the category of....

    Peter Peter pumpkin eater,
    Had a wife and couldn't keep her,
    He put her in a pumpkin shell,
    And there he kept her very well.
    Hmm... wow. Totally does not match what they told me about that phrase
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reidy620 View Post
    "That negro eats coconut....I think

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    Reidy
    lol

    I know it means that in a literal sense. I do know Spanish.

    I was more interested in it's figurative meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake View Post
    It means that hes so poor that he lives off coconut. Sometimes its expressed as (Arroz) rice con cocco. Its almost a racist comment and is derogatory.
    yeah it's pretty confusing. different ppl have their own interpretation or meaning behind it. i think i'm more confused now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    It means that that person (doesn't really matter his skin color) does not amount to much. Goes with

    "come légamo" or "come jaiba" expressions that denote low standing or laziness...

    HB

    Hmmm... I think your interpretation of it makes the most sense to me.

    But,I still was told something waaay different. Everyone here says it's more along the lines of an insult. They told me it was a compliment as in....

    "Oh, ese negrito esta gracioso o esta chulo"

    Anyway, thanks for the responses to you and everybody else! They were interesting to read.

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    I agree with those that say that it is a silly put down; the person does not amount to much. It is much like: You are a nobody. Sometimes people just call you: "Come coco." (Better than "come mierda.")
    A compliment it is not.
    (I should enter this one in the thread of silly insults Dominicans use.)

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