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Guide to Costa Rican Spanish Paperback – April 1, 2005
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Looking through the local stores, there are several books that claim to be Costa Rican Spanish guides. They're not. They are quick reviews & reminders of Central American/South American (instead of Spanish from Spain) dialects and will help you no more than the average guidebook. This phrase book is different.
A caveat: some of the phrases are outdated an no longer used (according to my friends), so I would recommend this more as a passive language learning tool -- wait until you hear one of these phrases instead of using them first. I got quite a few laughs when I used certain of these words, and while it was all in good fun, it can be a little embarrassing!
That being said, I enjoyed the phrases and found the book to be quite nice. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because of some editing problems - many misspelled words (more in English than in Spanish), but everything was readable. The format isn't the easiest to use, but it is manageable.
Diane C. Donovan
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