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Una Presentación de la Cultura “The most magical place on Earth”. Los Ticos – Costa Rican men Las Ticas – Costa Rican women Canadiense – Canadian as in “Soy canadiense.” – “I am Canadian.”. Costa Rica is a democratic country Peaceful One of the most stable Latin American countries

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una presentaci n de la cultura the most magical place on earth
Una Presentación de la Cultura

“The most magical place on Earth”

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Los Ticos – Costa Rican men

Las Ticas – Costa Rican women

Canadiense – Canadian

as in

“Soy canadiense.” – “I am Canadian.”

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Costa Rica is a democratic country

    • Peaceful
    • One of the most stable Latin American countries
    • “Pura Vida”
  • People are friendly, kind, and happy
    • A general love for Canadians
  • Use of “usted” instead of “tu”
    • “¿Como estás?”
    • “¿Como estáusted?”
    • “Pardon senor, ¿puedes decirme cuánto cuesta esta cosa?”
    • “Pardon senor, ¿puedeusted decirme cuánto cuesta esta cosa?”
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What can we expect to eat?

    • Rice
    • Black beans
    • Vegetables
    • Beef
    • Chicken
    • Fish
    • Tortillas
  • Common Dishes
    • Gallo Pinto, the “Casado”, the Tamale,

rice & beans, fried plantain

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Limit the amount of bartering (it isn’t common)

  • “¿Cuánto cuesta…?” “How much does…cost?”
  • Exchange Rate:
    • $1 CAD = 542.98 CRC (as at July 31)
  • Top things to buy in Costa Rica
    • Coffee
    • Coffee liqueur
    • Wood carvings, hand made jewelry
costa rican etiquette
Costa rican etiquette
  • Ticos are known to start conversations with foreigners
    • They love when foreigners ask them questions, too!
  • Tico’s have a deep sense of honour
    • Don’t talk about religion and don’t criticize!
  • A handshake is the most common form of greeting
    • Men: firm handshake
    • Women: pat on the back and/or light kiss
  • Latin Americans are not punctual. Don’t worry if they’re late!
costa rican etiquette1
Costa rican etiquette
  • Address ticos by their titles.
    • Doctor: doctor
    • Teacher: profesor
    • Lawyer: abogado
    • Engineer: ingeniero
    • No title: señor, señora, señorita
  • Dress to impress
  • Fidgeting with hands/feet is considered impolite
  • Making a fist with the thumb sticking out in the middle is considered offensive
  • Bargaining isn’t allowed in local store/markets
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Buenos días – Good morning

  • Buenas tardes – Good afternoon
  • Buenas noches – Good evening
  • ¿Qué es la hora? – What time is it?
  • ¿Dónde estamos? – Where are we?
  • Soy… - I am…
  • Estoy… - I am…
  • Adios/Hasta lluego – Bye!
  • Hasta Mañana – See you tomorrow
  • Muchísimas gracias – Many thanks
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