In this edition of our Dominican English Dictionary, we bring you a new Dominican word, as always, you will find several examples with which we try to explain in the best way possible these words used daily by Dominicans.
Dominicans are a creative people, something which is especially evident, in the way we talk – often using words that are not listed in the dictionary.
Now we introduce you to a very common Dominican word specially when you want to express that a person, animal or thing is damaged or in bad shape …
“Deguabinao” means “in bad shape”, or “tired” It is often used when an object is about to move into a state of uselessness.
For a better understanding, next we present some of the synonyms this word has:
- lack of strength
- Worn out
And the list continues…
Estoy deguabinao/ I’m really tired.
No te sientes en ese mueble que está deguabinao/ Don’t sit on that couch because it is broken.
Juan cayó deguabinao de la escalera/ Juan fell down the stairs awfully.