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27 Costa Rica Slang Expressions For Politics
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27 Costa Rica Slang Expressions For Politics

Christopher Howard - November 10, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its…

Costa Rica Spookiest Folklore: From the Weeping Woman to the Naked Gringo
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Costa Rica Spookiest Folklore: From the Weeping Woman to the Naked Gringo

Mitzi Stark - October 31, 2020

Creepy tales are all a part of folklore. Halloween is not considered a traditional holiday in Costa Rica, but the lore here is rich in scary stories.…

Citing value of art, Culture Ministry criticizes budget cuts
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Citing value of art, Culture Ministry criticizes budget cuts

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 21, 2020

The Culture Ministry (MCJ) on Tuesday criticized a budget cut that it says will have “significant impacts” on Costa Rica’s National Theater, museums, libraries and educational programs.…

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
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Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - September 1, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as…

10 Costa Rican Spanish Slang aExpressions
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Arts & Culture
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10 Costa Rican Spanish Slang aExpressions

Christopher Howard - July 17, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Maybe you already speak Spanish. If that is true, you probably know that…

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - May 28, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as…

Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus
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Arts & Culture
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Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus

Christopher Howard - April 21, 2020

Over the past several months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to  tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as part of our "Tico Talk" series. Check out the previous installments here.…

Ten Costa Rican Spanish expressions for retired expats and tourists
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Arts & Culture
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Ten Costa Rican Spanish expressions for retired expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - March 3, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?
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How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2020

“Jurassic Park” gets a bad rap from many Costa Ricans. The story of John Hammond and his dinosaur island is set in Costa Rica. But the 1993…

Tico Talk: 12 Costa Rica Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 12 Costa Rica Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - January 11, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

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