Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I just have to write about one of my very, very favorite Dominicanisms (and there are many). This one I will write about here because it is food-related…kinda'.

Platanado means to become acculturated, Dominicanized, local. In English, bananafied. This word might actually be used in other Caribbean islands, or come to think of it, in other Spanish speaking countries. I don't know. But, I never heard it before here and I love it.

I feel platanado sometimes, against all odds. I am clearly far from becoming Dominican, but sometimes in tiny ways I feel like I fit here. It's nice this bananification.

1 comment:

  1. how awesome. I don't remember that word, but I love it!