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GATO (ga-to) And now, the time has come to talk about one


GALLITO (ga-ʝi-to) Most Costa Ricans have a thing for diminutives and, you


POLACO (po-la’-ko) So, in Spanish, we would use the words brasileño/brasileña to refer to a Brazilian national, for instance, -a male and a female in

NANDAYURE (nan-ða ʝu'-re) Being born and raised Costa Rican, my first Geography memories date back to elementary school, where our first Social Studies lessons would inevitably

MARIA (ma-ɾi-a) According to a report by the U.S. Social Security Administration, James and Mary are the most popular given names for male and female

FERIA (fe-ɾja)  So many things have changed along this pandemic. I mean, needless to say, the freedom and some of those things and habits we

CHINCHIVI (tʃin-tʃi-bi) GUARO (wahr-oh) VINO DE COYOL (been-noh / day / coh-yohl) The geographical origin of Chicha, the fermented (alcoholic) or non-fermented beverage, is well-known and

MEJENGA (me-xeŋ-ga) With soccer (or football, if you will) being the most popular sport in the world, and Costa Rica being a country which goes

PRESA (pɾe-sa) Have you ever tried learning a foreign language? If yes, what would you say is (are) the most challenging aspect (s) of the learning

GALLO PINTO (ga-ʝo pin-to) Have you ever been to a foreign country where your mother tongue is not the primary language spoken, and happened to be

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