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san jose
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saying No in a polite way

while touring CR , alot of people will try to sell you something , if you just say no , they will keep asking you , the secret is to say , another day , otro dia , this is the right way to turn someone down , and they will not ask again ¡ thats our culture

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1. Re: saying No in a polite way

I just say "Yo ya tengo" which translates to "I already have one"

san jose
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2. Re: saying No in a polite way

hola dean , that is another way to say it , however , you are telling them that you don t need him , it is more courtious to say another day , comprendo ?

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3. Re: saying No in a polite way

hola sean , that is another way to say it , however , you are telling them that you don t need him , it is more courtious to say another day , comprendo ?

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4. Re: saying No in a polite way

Will "manana" accomplish the same thing or is that something entirely different? Interesting post! Lisa

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5. Re: saying No in a polite way

I always use the "no tengo dinero" line like from the AB Quintilla song but I don't think they always believe me.

san jose
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yes Lisa , Manana is the same at otro dia , saying this will put a smile on the poor human just trying to make a living

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7. Re: saying No in a polite way

So if you run into the same guy yhr next day are you now obligated to make a purchase?

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8. Re: saying No in a polite way

haha, yeah I guess if you don't you're a liar.

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9. Re: saying No in a polite way

Those who live here know that manana doesnt mean tomorrow, it only means that it isnt happening today, ticos dont hold each other to the litteral translation. This is my experience at least. fishingjohn

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10. Re: saying No in a polite way

just try saying otro dia , watch the smile of respect ¡