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  1. 1. PARA EMPEZARhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlGYyeUl2K0
  2. 2. LA LENGUA• Spanish is the official language• English spoken very well in many of the heavy tourist areas• Indigenous languages: Bribri, Maleku, Guaymí, Cabécar and BorucaUseful Phrases and Terms:o Tico: Costa Rican Pura vida: Everything is good, great, can be used as thank you and as fine, Pura Vida is a philosophy of life and shows the happiness and good attitude of Costa Ricans. Mae: body, friend, dude, guy Soda: small place to eat usually serving Costa Rican meals in a very basic establishment. ¡Upe! Knock, Knock Is anybody home? (very common in rural areas) Jale: Let’s go
  3. 3. LA COMIDA• Beans and rice are staple ingredients to many of the meals in Costa Rica• Gallo Pinto- everything from eggs to steak to seafood• Casado- Cabbage and tomato salad, fried plantains, and meat• Appetizers are called bocas , and are often free• Arreglados- snacks that are meat-filled sandwiches• Tacos, Tamales, Olla de Carne• Queque Seco- dry cake served commonly for desserts• Tres leches, Flan• Tropical Fruits: Mangoes, Papaya, Melons,• Passion Fruit, Star Fruit, Green Coconuts (Pipas)
  4. 4. ¿QUE QUIERE PARA TOMAR? • Coffee • Horchata- Rice, flour, and cinnamon • Fresh fruit juice (jugos naturales)- mangoes, papayas, blackberries, etc. • Popular Beers: Bavaria, Imperial, and Pilsen • National Liquor is: Guaro- crude cane liquor often combined with soft drinks, common to take a bite of lime after a shot • Imported Drinks are common but are more expensive • Nicaraguan or Cuban would be less expensive than those imported from California for example
  5. 5. EL ARTE• Not a strong tradition• Heavy western and European influence• Wood Carvings, Sculpture, Paintings, Contemporary, and many other mediums• Legends of the art world: Rafa Fernández, Lola Fernández, and Cesar Valverde• Waves of new contemporary artists
  6. 6. LA MÚSICA• Folk music influenced by Marimba in the north• Caribbean coast calypso music from African influence• Guitar, Percussion, and base mixes in bars• Salsa, Merengue, and Cumbia• More modern include house, electronic, trip- hop, and reggaeton• Many of the dance clubs, discos, and saloons feature live music• Newspaper “La Nación ” features weekly performance schedules• Contemporary music scene is well established• Editus- a jazz fusion trio has won two Grammy Awards
  7. 7. UN EJEMPLOhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V3KRPWgRXs
  8. 8. SOURCES:• Greenspan, Eliot. Frommers Costa Rica 2012. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2012. Print.• "Costa Rica Spoken Languages." Knowaboutcostarica. Web. 22 Apr. 2012. <http://www.knowaboutcostarica.com/Costa_Rica_Language.ht ml>.• YouTube• Google Images
  9. 9. ¿Más Preguntas?

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