Many ways to say HELLO in DR …

STI_JFK

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Hola !
Good morning ,

For those new to the island here it’s some fun reading ⬇️

Just wanted to post and give a quick breakdown of all the different ways / expressions on how Dominicans say hello & goodbyes …. Just in case this info might become helpful or fun to read…


Hello 👋 = Hello

SALUDOS = usually said as you enter a room full of people , it shows you have “educación” and are polite …. NO need to say “saludos” if there it’s more than one group inside a big lobby or room or building or house;Just one “saludos” as soon as you come in will do


Y TU= basically it’s Hello however you must be FRIENDs with the person you are greeting or know them for sometime ( tenerle confianza )

KlK = Equivalent to “what’s up” … should NOT Be use at a Profesional level or at workplace ….

HOLA = Hello 👋 …. May be utilize at any situation or place

Y USTED : same as “ y tu” but the person you saying it to usually it’s Older or you want to show respect that person by calling them USTED

BUENAS TARDES : Same as Saludos

VECIIIINO : usually said as you encounter you neighbor walking at anywhere or any time ….

DIME AVER : I have NO idea …. It has too many meanings from a slang to saying “Hi” TO an aggressive respond if you are on a verbal fight like “what ya want to do motherF” …. Just avoid it

LLEGÓ EL HOMBRE = this will be if you are already inside a place and someone you know walks in , you will say LLEGÓ EL HOMBRE 👋! As a way to greet them

Those are just some colorful ways here in DR to say hello ,
 
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Sueeegr@!! - Father or mother-in-law. That's what I call the father and the mother of what was the best looking girl in Sosua about 15 years ago, she lives in NYC now. Nothing happened between us but I always tell them I was madly in love with her. He's also a rich man so I tell him his house and his business would've been mine by now but his daughter had to leave for NYC 😡 We laugh a lot. Abinader is refereed to as "el suegro" all the time because of his 3 beautiful daughters 😂

 

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Que lo que? (klk) as above
Que lo que hay? Literal translation I dunno
Que hay? Wassup (?)
Oye, como va? Ask Carlos Santana, he knows
 
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Hola !
Good morning ,

For those new to the island here it’s some fun reading ⬇️

Just wanted to post and give a quick breakdown of all the different ways / expressions on how Dominicans say hello & goodbyes …. Just in case this info might become helpful or fun to read…


Hello 👋 = Hello

SALUDOS = usually said as you enter a room full of people , it shows you have “educación” and are polite …. NO need to say “saludos” if there it’s more than one group inside a big lobby or room or building or house;Just one “saludos” as soon as you come in will do


Y TU= basically it’s Hello however you must be FRIENDs with the person you are greeting or know them for sometime ( tenerle confianza )

KlK = Equivalent to “what’s up” … should NOT Be use at a Profesional level or at workplace ….

HOLA = Hello 👋 …. May be utilize at any situation or place

Y USTED : same as “ y tu” but the person you saying it to usually it’s Older or you want to show respect that person by calling them USTED

BUENAS TARDES : Same as Saludos

VECIIIINO : usually said as you encounter you neighbor walking at anywhere or any time ….

DIME AVER : I have NO idea …. It has too many meanings from a slang to saying “Hi” TO an aggressive respond if you are on a verbal fight like “what ya want to do …. Just avoid it

LLEGÓ EL HOMBRE = this will be if you are already inside a place and someone you know walks in , you will say LLEGÓ EL HOMBRE 👋! As a way to greet them

Those are just some colorful ways here in DR to say hello ,
You have some very good insight information and I think most of all have learned a lot. Thanks.
I will try it out with my family.
 
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OP did you come up with the "definitions/meanings" or did you copy this from somewhere else?
 

STI_JFK

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OP did you come up with the "definitions/meanings" or did you copy this from somewhere else?
From my experience plus in all reality that’s the way it is , is not my opinion is a fact

Am Half Dominican ,


By the way , I’ve being reading lots of the threads and you make a lots of good points when it comes to DR culture and living
 

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From my experience plus in all reality that’s the way it is , is not my opinion is a fact

Am Half Dominican ,


By the way , I’ve being reading lots of the threads and you make a lots of good points when it comes to DR culture and living
Hola and Buenas tardes. This is your Mona Lisa STI_JFK!
 
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