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GALLITO (ga-ʝi-to)Most Costa Ricans have a thing for diminutives and, you probably know this by now, right? And chances are some of these words have already been incorporated into your Spanish language arsenal. Words like “momentito” (jiffy), or the much used “toquecito” (jiffy),  chiquito/a (little boy/girl), and/or

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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 be linked to the country's administrative division into provinces, cantons, and districts.And then, I first learned about Guanacaste, its people, traditions,

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