Dominican Republic–Language


Spanish may be the official language of the Dominican Republic, but Dominicans have their own unique dialect with its own pronunciation and slang. For example,in Spanish a trash can is “bote de basura;” in Dominican its a “zafacón.” In Spanish, if you want call someone “wild” you’d say someone was “agresivo/-a.” In Domincan you’d say “guapo/-a.” If you go to the Domincan Republic and want to note a particularly aggressive trash can, you’d call it “un zafacón guapo.” And, according to, you’d also say it really fast.

Wikipedia on Dominican Spanish

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