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IIC Spanish School facilitator Luis Ramon and assistant Berenice Franco looking good in their new school t-shirts.

The same Spanish word can have completely different meanings in the various Spanish speaking countries. Example: “Guapo/a” in the Dominican Republic is used to express that someone is mad about[…]

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Fireworks are shot into the nightly sky of the Dominican Republic as one of the many Dominican New Year's Traditions.

How do Dominicans celebrate New Year’s Eve? There are many traditions, myths and superstitions in Dominican culture. For many Dominicans still nowadays, on New Year’s Eve it is about doing[…]

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Puerco Asado = Pork Roast is a general favorite during the holidays. In the Dominican Republic it is also called Puerco en Puya (Pork on a stick) as that is[…]

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Berenice Franco and Luis Pichardo from IIC Spanish School in Santo Domingo show that 13 is a lucky number.

Friday 13 – for many it is still a date suspicious to bring bad luck. Though we may say “I am not superstitious”, many of us simply avoid that date,[…]

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Translated into English it means “to die dreaming”, and this uniquely Dominican beverage will certainly take you to a heaven of delight. Milk and orange, mixed with some vanilla flavor[…]

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Easy learning! Cognates are similar or even identical words in two languages. “ACTOR” is one of them. Picture: Dominican actor Manny Pérez and Dominican actress Zoe Saldana. —– ¡Aprendizaje fácil![…]

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“Dominicanismo” is a word, phrase, or expression of the Spanish spoken in the Dominican Republic, reflecting the culture and traditions of the country. Usually those expressions cannot be found in[…]

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“Dominicanismo” is a word, phrase, or expression of the Spanish spoken in the Dominican Republic, reflecting the culture and traditions of the country. Usually those expressions cannot be found in[…]

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tostones is a typical Dominican dish

“Tostones” (also called plátanos fritos or frito verde) are twice-fried plantain slices. They are a side dish that accompanies the main course of almost any meal, or is even eaten[…]

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“Dominicanismo” is a word, phrase, or expression of the Spanish spoken in the Dominican Republic, reflecting the culture and traditions of the country. Usually those expressions cannot be found in[…]