"Campo"

bilko

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What is a Campo? Is it like a country cottage you would find in Canada or U.S.?
 

AlterEgo

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NOTHING like a country cottage in the US, I don't know about the UK.

Here's a video that might explain:

[video=youtube;LAuDitikCPg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAuDitikCPg[/video]
 

AlterEgo

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Or this slide show - houses run from shacks to lovely:

[video=youtube;R0RgO0mBSFw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0RgO0mBSFw&feature=related[/video]
 

Jessiejayne

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I thought Campo meant countryside. Does it mean something else ?

If a Dominican says they are going to the "campo" they are going way out into the Country side. (The word campo will also translate to Field, land, countryside depending on it`s use) Most have family living in the campo as farmers or have grown up there.
It is generally rough roads although ,some work is being done, and many live without electricity or running water. It is no cottage country like you see in Canada and the US. However in the Campo you will see a range of wealth from people living in shacks to beautiful homes with all amenities.
 

Chirimoya

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'Un campo' (as opposed to 'el campo') can also mean a very small rural town or village. I think this is DR-specific. You never hear people calling villages 'aldeas' which is the mainstream Spanish word. It's more common to hear villages called 'caser?os' or 'parajes' (hamlets?) especially very small and dispersed rural settlements.