N-Dominicanismos Dictionary


The way Dominicans Speak / Cómo Hablamos Dominicanos – Dominicanismos Dictionary

The slang used in Dominican Republic.

N – ene / Ñ – eñe

Ná – short for nada (nothing) (corrected by Rachel)


Nalgas – butt cheeks (in Spain Spanish the word is culo which in DR Spanish that is the butt hole)

Ñame – fool, idiot

Ñañara (Saranana, guachipa, salpullio) – Itching and burning dermatitis

Ñapa – a gift for buying a lot of things. Like the bank gives a gift for opening an account or you buy 3 and get 1 free.


Negocito – small business. usually meaning all the little vendors and shops set up along the streets

Nitido – when something is cool. “That’s cool” = “ta nitido”

Ñojo – said to say something in very large “¡Que ñojo (gran) pescao!” “What a big fish! (from the southwest side of the island)


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