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CHIQUITO/CHIQUITA (tʃi-ki-to/tʃi-ki-ta) “Chiquito” and “chiquita” are, respectively, the male and female

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¿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

Many foreign nationals visit Costa Rica to enjoy its natural beauties such as its volcanoes, mountains, rivers, beaches, and the varied wildlife. It is

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

¿COMO AMANECIÓ? (ko-mo a-ma-ne-sio) This expression is used in both Costa Rica and Mexico and, with a very slight variation, in Spain as well (¿Cómo

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