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Dominican English Dictionary: Carajito

DominicanDictionaryCarajitoContinue enjoying your weekend while we bring you another word of our Dominican English Dictionary, and if you want to know all the words we have published so far can find the list at the bottom of this article.

The Dominican word of this week is “carajito” which is used to refer to a very annoying kid or for example a group of children who have been playing in the street for hours. In some cases we also said “carajito”  to describe certain adults who behave like kids.

“Carajito”

Dominicans use the word “Carajito” to refer to a very extrovert child or an adult who behaves like a teenager or a little child, in this case it is something like a manganzón.

Example 1:

Dominican 1: ¿Por que Luisa no vino a trabajar hoy? / Do you know why Luisa is not working today?

Dominican 2: Oh, no supiste que el “carajito” de ella se cayo de una bicicleta y esta en el hospital / Oh, you did not know her son fell off a bike and is in the hospital right now.

Example 2:

Dominican 1: ¡Wow! Julio tiene 30 años y se comporta como un “carajito”/ OMG! Julio is 30 years and still acting like a kid.

So far we have learnt jumo, guayarse, deguabinao, jartura, yeyo, chepadiqueempepillar, moriqueta, decricaje, motete, pinta, timbí, clavo, chapusero, manganzón, titua, jociador, pecozón, pariguayo, chivato, quillao, bultero, agallú, arranca’o, apero, amemaobojote, boche, tiguere, guamaso, chichón, pelelengua, batatas, coro and detaltalao, therefore, if you missed out on any of your classes, you have time to catch up by clicking on any of these links.

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