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A Guide To Costa Rican Slang


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A Guide To Costa Rican Slang

  1. 1. A Guide To Costa Rican SlangThis is the primary phrase you NEED to know whenever going to Costa Rica. Pura vida literallytranslates "pure life". Its a saying, a custom , its pretty much the nations motto. It encapsulates notonly Costa Ricas physical beauty, nevertheless the mindset and way of life of Costa Ricansthemselves - content , laid back and appreciative of life and its pleasures.This a single Ive already decreased on you. Tico will be the nickname for a Costa Rican. A femalemodel would be tica, as well as the plural would be ticos. Example of usage: "Soy tico."Costa Rica is not the only country to experience a nickname for its people. New Zealanders, forinstance , call themselves kiwis, after their countrywide bird.Mae equals man, dude, brother. Although this word has traditionally been utilized by males, femalesstart to use it a lot more , too. Some Ticos use mae multiple times in a single word , almost as a forfiller injections word, like "just like " in English.Chiva = cool. Most often used as a statement "¡Qué chiva!" or even being an adjective.This is comparable to chiva , and is another way of remarking in which something is "cool ". However,this is more commonly used by males, specifically in the province associated with Limón. A possibleAmerican slang equivalent might be "awesome", whilst a British slang comparable could be "mint"and a New Zealand jargon equivalent could be "fairly sweet as".retiring in Costa Rica