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Simply Spanish – Tico Expressions

Simply Spanish – Tico Expressions

agüevado — bored, bummed out, sad, dissatisfied, driven to distraction. agüevazón — a situation that makes you feel agüevado, like waiting in line at the bank for two

Spanish – Leveling Up, The 20/90 Challenge

Spanish – Leveling Up, The 20/90 Challenge

There seems to be a plateau in all learning experiences … a lull when you stop seeing results and might start thinking it’s hopeless. The brain, being a muscle, mimics the

Simply Spanish – Bad Words

Simply Spanish – Bad Words

Spanish – Tips for a New Year of Language Learning

Spanish – Tips for a New Year of Language Learning

Every year, Jan. 1 comes around and we redefine our goals. If you are in Costa Rica, invariably, learning Spanish is on your list. In truth, learning a language should always

Spanish – Relax. Engage. Learn.

Spanish – Relax. Engage. Learn.

Learning another language is not easy. For some, it comes naturally; their brains are wired for it. For the rest of us, it is time to come to terms with the fact that language

Simply Spanish – How to Ask for Directions

Simply Spanish – How to Ask for Directions

Hello (words used in greeting before asking directions on the street) — Hola, buenas. Where is …? — ¿Dónde está …? Or ¿Dónde queda …? Are you familiar with …

Spanish – Banter, a pura vida life skill

Spanish – Banter, a pura vida life skill

Costa Ricans take politeness very seriously. Politeness comes before truthfulness, before anything else you need to say. But if the language of politeness is their cultural ba

Spanish – Here’s Looking at You, Kid

Choosing words to express politeness is an interesting aspect of the Costa Rican persona. (more…)

Spanish – Yearning for Learning

Spanish – Yearning for Learning

Nothing is more gratifying than learning something new, the stages of learning create an exciting process that helps us maintain a young and healthy mind. One of the most exci

Spanish – Seven Motivating Reasons to Start Learning Today!

Spanish – Seven Motivating Reasons to Start Learning Today!

Everyone needs a bit of motivation now and then, but no one more than a second language learner. The learning curve is steep and the road to fluency is long. Learning a second

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