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“Aplatanado” or Going Native, Dominican style

“Aplatanado” or Going Native, Dominican style

One of the biggest compliments a Dominican can give a foreigner is that he or she is “aplatanado”. Literally, it means that the newcomer has become like a plantain, but what they’re actually telling you is that “you’re one of us”. It’s not a compliment that is dished out lightly. In the Dominican Republic, plantains […]

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