Costa Rica, like many other countries, is rich in expressions or idioms. Costa Ricans are colloquially called “ticos” because of their frequent use of the diminutive ending -ico. Colloquial expressions characteristic of Costa Rica, or tiquismos, are used frequently in the country. Pachuquismos, on the… Read More »Pura Vida: 19 Costa Rican Spanish Phrases You Must Know Before You Visit
Episode 12: Lost in Translation: How to Avoid Confusion and Communicate Effectively in Intercultural Relationships
Episode 12 Lost in Translation: How to Avoid Confusion and Communicate Effectively in Intercultural Relationships An Interview with Maribel Quezada-Smith from the podcast Diferente Learning Spanish goes hand-in-hand with learning about Latino culture. As we learn the language, we meet new people, make friends, and… Read More »Episode 12: Lost in Translation: How to Avoid Confusion and Communicate Effectively in Intercultural Relationships
If you have just started learning Spanish, or have been studying for some time, you may still be wondering what is the best type of Spanish to learn. Spanish is a diverse language spoken in countries from Europe to South America and the Caribbean. Some… Read More »What Type of Spanish Should I Learn?