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ARTICLES TO LEARN COSTA RICAN SPANISH

1. Costa Rican Spanish Characteristics

2. The Spanish Language in Costa Rica

3. Adventures in Costa Rican Pronouns

4. The Verb Form “Haiga”

5. Pura Vida: The Most Important Phrase in Costa Rica

6. 10 examples of non-standard Costa Rican Spanish

7. 3 Things You Should Know About Costa Rican Spanish

8. What Does the Word TUANIS Mean in Costa Rican Spanish?

9. Diminutive Forms in Costa Rica

10. Some Costa Rican Words For Your Private Organs

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LOOKING FOR A COSTA RICAN SPANISH SLANG DICTIONARY? HERE ARE THE OPTIONS


BOOK
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LANGUAGE
FORMAT
Dictionary of Costa Rican Slang: Diccionario de Palabrotas y Coloquialismos Ticos
The approximately 750 words and phrases featured in this dictionary were the result of interviews made to about 60 groups of people from six of the seven Costa Rican provinces. Since González studies included English translation, he was able to create a fully bilingual book with definitions and examples in both languages. His wife, a native English speaker, gave him input with some American English expressions in the definitions. Both the print and Kindle versions are 2-column formatted, giving you a side-by-side definition that is easier to read.Check out the six full color cartoon illustrations in the center of the book that are full of Costa Rican Spanish slang examples… they are really awesome!

Read the full article about this book: The Story of the Banned Costa Rica Spanish Slang Dictionary
Spanish-EnglishPrint
Kindle

Talkin' Tico: A Guide to Costa Rican Slang
A clearly written compilation of 381 idioms and slang terms commonly used by Costa Ricans in everyday conversation. Each term is followed by a translation into both generic Spanish and into English. In many cases examples of usage in a sentence in both languages are provided for clarity.
Spanish-EnglishKindle
Print

Nuevo diccionario de costarriqueñismos
Es el resultado, entre otros, de una recopilación de datos lingüísticos realizada por el autor en diversas partes del territorio nacional, tanto en el Valle Central como fuera de él, entre 1985 y 1991. Da a conocer una muestra general y representativa del léxico utilizado en el país, a la vez que contribuye al estudio y conocimiento de las particularidades léxico-semánticas del español de Costa Rica.
SpanishPrint

Diccionario de barbarismos y provincialismos de Costa-Rica
SpanishPrint



VIDEOS: LISTEN TO THE COSTA RICAN SPANISH ACCENT & MORE!



Watch the full Costa Rican Spanish playlist by Speaking Latino on YouTube»

Dictionary of Costa Rican Slang / Diccionario de Palabrotas y Coloquialismos Ticos



WEBSITES ON COSTA RICAN SPANISH SLANG


WEBSITE
NAME
LANGUAGE
Costa Rica Spanish Slang Rural Costa RicaCosta Rican Spanish: Learn the Spanish of Costa Rica
"In order to capture some of these unique characteristics of the Spanish that I was learning every day, I started writing them down. After a few months I realized that some of the linguistic phenomena that I was encountering, especially in rural areas, would be of value to scholars of Spanish."

Features:
- List of Costa Rican Spanish words with English translations
- A blog with useful articles about Costa Rican Spanish
Spanish-English
Costa Rica Spanish Slang and IdiomsCosta Rica Slang and Idioms
"Though slightly smaller than West Virginia, Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of expressions, street slang, and country-specific vocabulary. Learning the most commonly used words and phrases will help you to understand what's going on around you, as well as enjoy the real Costa Rica, as spoken by its people."
Spanish-English
Costa Rica Spanish Slang Everyday Slang
Costa Rican Slang by Everyday Slang Blog
List of Costa Rican Spanish slang words with English translations.
Spanish-English
Costa Rica Spanish Slang Costa Rican SpanishCosta Rican Spanish Blog
The blog for Spanish language enthusiasts who want to know the subtleties of Spanish in Costa Rica.
Spanish-English



COSTA RICAN SPANISH PODCASTS


Entrevista con Claudia. La vida en Costa Rica Episode 49 | 11 minutes
Fabiana Martínez from Spanish 360 interviews a native Costa Rican. Listen to the Costa Rican Spanish accent and learn about the life in Costa Rica. ¡Pura Vida! This episode available for download.
La Vida en Costa Rica Podcast by http://…

Los acentos del español: Costa Rica | 6 minutes
Spanish teacher María Arnaldis interviews two native Costa Ricans.
Los acentos del español: Costa RicaParte…



MORE COSTA RICAN SPANISH RESOURCES





RESOURCE
NAME
TYPE
Academia Costarricense de la LenguaAcademia Costarricense de la LenguaWebsite in Spanish


Diccionario de Costarriqueñismos PDF Document
- 353 pages total.
- Read online or download.
PDF Document in Spanish
Costa Rica Idioms
"Costa Rica Idioms IPhone app offers people the opportunity to improve strategies for being successful in the usage of native-level expressions of Costa Rica, helping them understand what's going on around them, as well as enjoying the real Costa Rica, as spoken by its people."
iPhone App
Costa Rican Spanish Flashcards on Quizlet
Check out these decks:
- Costa Rican Slang (with English translations)
- Costa Rican Slang (in Spanish only)
- Costa Rican Words (in Spanish only)
Flashcards


Costa Rican Spanish Pinterest Board by Speaking Latino
- Regular updates
- Ideal for illustrations and infographics
- Includes Pins on Costa Rican culture
Pinterest Board
Costa Rican Food Video PlaylistYouTube Playlist
Costa Rican News in Spanish:
- Diario Extra
- La Nación

Costa Rican News in English:
- Tico Times
- AM Costa Rica
- Costa Rican Times
News




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