Learn authentic Spanish as it’s spoken in the Dominican Republic. This podcast gives you conversational Spanish lessons so you can talk to native Spanish speakers from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana.
Join your hosts Tamara Marie and Kesia Sosa as we make it easy to understand one of the most challenging Caribbean Spanish dialects.
WHERE TO LISTEN
Episode 1: Dominican Spanish Greetings
Learn how to greet someone in the Dominican Republic, whether you’re talking to a friend or a group of people. Kesia shares common Dominican Spanish greetings and, more importantly, how you can respond and sound natural speaking Spanish.
Episode 2: Talking About Transportation
Learn 4 words and expressions related to transportation Dominican Republic.
Episode 3: Dominican Spanish Expressions with the Word ‘Chivo’
Learn six different ways to use the word chivo in the Dominican Republic. While it can be literally translated as goat, it also has many different meanings in the Dominican Republic. Kesia shares the various expressions that use the word chivo and their meaning in this episode.
Episode 4: Dominican Expressions Related to Food
Kesia shares 4 expressions you can use at meal time in the Dominican Republic. Learn how to say you’re stuffed when you’ve had more than enough to eat, and to express disgust when something looks less than appetizing.
Episode 5: Dominican Cuisine
In this episode, Kesia tells us about typical breakfast, lunch, and snack foods in the Dominican Republic. We also talk about the unique way Dominicans make rice and why you can never use a non-stick pan.
Episode 6: Dominican Cuisine (Part 2)
In part 2 of our conversation about Dominican cooking, we talk about the versatility of the plátano in Dominican cooking. We also settle the controversy over 2 dishes claimed by another island but have their roots in the DR.
Episode 7: Dominican Drinks
Learn all about bebidas dominicanas (Dominican drinks) to accompany your Dominican cuisine. Kesia tells us all about the most popular drinks from the Dominican Republic, and Tamara shares her favorite drink for a hot day on the beach.
Episode 8: Dominican Drinks (Part 2)
In this episode, we talk about more Dominican drinks. Find out the favorite breakfast beverage, plus a unique drink that Kesia says Tamara has to try on her next trip to DR.
Episode 9: Hanging Out with Friends
Kesia shares common words you’ll hear when hanging out with friends in the DR, including 3 different ways to party. Listen to find out how to ask someone to go out for drinks or to watch a baseball game.
Episode 10: Describing People in the Dominican Republic
Learn words you’ll hear used to describe people in the Dominican Republic. Kesia tells us all about how to describe greedy people, family members that overstay their welcome, someone who is all talk and no action, and more.