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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 3
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 3

Christopher Howard - June 14, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past two weeks, we brought you Parts 1 and 2 of our…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 2
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 2

Christopher Howard - June 6, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Last week, we brought you Part 1 of our Tico Talk series on…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 1
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 1

Christopher Howard - May 31, 2019

You can't call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Tiquismos, as they are known, play an important role in most daily conversations.…

Your brother’s my cousin’s ex-girlfriend’s son? A Costa Rican screenplay
Maeology
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Maeology
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Your brother’s my cousin’s ex-girlfriend’s son? A Costa Rican screenplay

Katherine Stanley - April 8, 2018

You know what is truly pura vida, to me, after 13 years? More than a beach or a rainforest porch, more even than a cafecito or a…

Why learning another language keeps us young
Maeology
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Maeology
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Why learning another language keeps us young

Katherine Stanley - June 4, 2017

Recommended: What Costa Rica taught me about motherhood, whether I like it or not When you’re tuckered out from a long day using Costa Rican slang at…

Costa Rica is for lovers: the affectionate language of daily life
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica is for lovers: the affectionate language of daily life

Katherine Stanley - February 12, 2017

Read more: La horma de mi zapato – on love and taxis As a U.S. citizen living in Costa Rica, I’m thinking of this Valentine’s Day almost…

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