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5 different ways to use the word Dushi on Curacao

When you go abroad on holiday, it is useful to have some basic knowledge of the local language. For example if you want to greet people in a friendly manner, to thank them or simply to show interest in their culture – it will always be appreciated. In Curacao people speak Dutch and Papiamentu (or Papiamento) and there is one word you see and hear everywhere: dushi. It has many different meanings and there is no literal translation for it, but one thing is clear: it is always positive. It is most definitely not to be confused with douchey, which is the exact opposite. To help you better understand this typical Antillean word, we have made a short list of five different ways the word dushi is used.