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Q-Dominicanismos Dictionary


The way Dominicans Speak / Cómo Hablamos Dominicanos – Dominicanismos Dictionary

The slang used in the Dominican Republic.


Q – cu

¿Qué lo Qué? – (same as ¿que pasa?) “What’s happening?” “What’s up?” (also written as ¿k lo k?)

Que Lo What – when you greet friends and ask what’s happening. (sort of like k lo k but half English)

Quebrao – man with an extremely large penis

Quilla/o (se quilla) – to bother something or someone; to be mad


Quiniela – since most don’t have the money to bet, a group or community pool their money together to bet on the lottery or sports

Quinielero/a – the person that takes the bets, many times having smaller winnings only on a few numbers

(a la) Guimbamba – to finish or end late

Quisqueya – in the Taino language it means “land for which there is none better” This is what the Dominicans call this island. It is also a brand of beer.