The Mall as the Urban Life Center for Excellence

Right after the end of the Second World War, there was a meaningful change in the way the United States of America (USA) -as...

English-Spanish Cognates (Part III):

Read Part II at: https://thecostaricanews.com/english-spanish-cognates-part-ii/ As promised in the previous parts, we are going to continue talking about English-Spanish cognates. Just to remember, cognates are...

English-Spanish Cognates (Part II)

Read Part I at: https://thecostaricanews.com/english-spanish-cognates-part-i/ As we explained in a previous issue, cognates are words or phrases that not only look similar between 2 languages,...

English-Spanish Cognates (Part I)

First of all; what is a cognate? It is, in a general sense, any word or term that not only looks alike or similar...

Threshold Moments in the Evolution of Money

The notion of money has been an important part of the human way of life for more than 2,900 years. When looking back at...

Why Bilingual People are Likely to Be Successful?

What does “being a bilingual person” mean? If you are bilingual –that is, when you speak and read fluently 2 different languages– then you are...

Origin of The Word “Tico(a)” in Costa Rica

Origin of the word "tico(a)": During the colonial period where the Central American countries formed a single province under the name of the Captaincy...
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Nicoya, the “Blue Zone” in Costa Rica

Eulalia Obdulia, is a centennial woman residing in Nicoya, Costa Rica. In the photo, she is with her 72 year-old child Elias and her...
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Photo & Sculpture Exhibition at Juan Santamaría Airport

Costa Rica is considered by nationals and foreigners as a unique paradise in the world, given its natural riches and beautiful places. However, despite...
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Why Learning Spanish in Costa Rica is the Best Choice For Speakers of Other...

Does it mean that English has lost its privileged status as the most international language? Of course not! In our modern world, no doubt that...