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SODA (so-ða) Nope, not a soda pop, but this word is certainly

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MAE (mai) In Costa Rica, unlike the U.S., Canada, for instance,


OCUPAR (o-ku-paɾ) From the Latin occupāre. So, you may be thinking this Spanish word slightly resembles the English word “occupy,” right? Like in “to occupy a territory” (as

CHIQUITO/CHIQUITA (tʃi-ki-to/tʃi-ki-ta) “Chiquito” and “chiquita” are, respectively, the male and female diminutive forms of “chico/chica”. If you look up these two words in a Spanish

¿ME REGALA? (me ɾe-ga-la): According to the Diccionario de la Lengua Española (Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy), the verb regala” means “to give someone something

PULPERIA (pool-peh-ree-ah)  Pulperías are typical grocery stores commonly found in many Latin American countries, namely: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican

PARQUEAR(SE) (paɾ-kay-aɾ-se) ¿Parquear, estacionar o aparcar? Such is the question! Parquear is a verb used also in Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico and has the same

(ESTAR) CON TODA LA PATA (es-taɾ kon to-ða la pa-ta): Estar and ser are usually the first verbs one is taught when learning Spanish. This

DAR PELOTA (A ALGUIEN) (daɾ pe-lo-ta a al-ɣjen): The expression dar pelota implies that someone is flirting with someone, taking notice of someone, or paying

CON MUCHO GUSTO/CON GUSTO (moo-cho guhs-toh) What words first come to mind when you think of the most commonly used words? Tough question, huh? What comes to my

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