Hick or country bumpkin

johne

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Is there such a word or connotation here in the DR, with the fact that there is more "country" than city?
 

Chirimoya

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Yes, campesino can be used in a derogatory way. Just like "peasant" in English can be neutral or derogatory depending on the context.
Also, pueblo, de pueblo in the sense of small-town.
 

Chirimoya

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Jíbaro - it's more common in Puerto Rico but there is a place in San Pedro province called Los Jíbaros.
 

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Hick or country bumpkin ? "no sofisticado" speaking about the situation not the person as not to be insulting with slang
 

johne

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Hick or country bumpkin ? "no sofisticado" speaking about the situation not the person as not to be insulting with slang
Those Jet Blue dudes prolly use that word a lot with the ladies to say they are muy sophisticated. :cool:
 
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Those Jet Blue dudes prolly use that word a lot with the ladies to say they are muy sophisticated. :cool:
could you please describe what you mean by the "jet blue dudes" ? if you have a set! and that would be " Muy sofisticado" . Guess we know who is NOT bilingual
 

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could you please describe what you mean by the "jet blue dudes" ? if you have a set! and that would be " Muy sofisticado" . Guess we know who is NOT bilingual
That would be me. 😭. A "set"?
 

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I would say a del campo or campesino depending on the situation. I have a friend who refers to himself as campesino so it depends on the context ....

A native could answer with better accuracy but I would think that sofisticado doesn't necessarily convey "country" since you could be from the city barrios.
 
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Rústico and folclórico are sometimes used ironically to describe something or someone basic or backward.
 

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I've heard people use the word (i believe pronounced) "balli" but I think its
meant to be a negative.