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					A Guide To Costa Rican Slang
This is the primary phrase you NEED to know when going to Costa Rica. Pura vida literally means
"pure life". It's really a saying, a custom , it's pretty much the country's motto. It encapsulates not only
Costa Rica's physical beauty, but the mindset and lifestyle of Costa Ricans themselves - content , laid
back and grateful for life and its pleasures.
This 1 I've already fallen on you. Tico will be the nickname for a Costa Rican. A female model would
be tica, as well as the plural would be ticos. Example of usage: "Soy tico."
Costa Rica isn't the only country to possess a nickname for its folks. New Zealanders, as an example
, call themselves kiwis, after their nationwide bird.
Mae = man, dude, brother. Although this word provides traditionally been employed by males,
females start to use it much more , too. Some Ticos use mae multiple times in a single phrase ,
almost as a filler word, like "just like " in English.
Chiva = cool. Mostly used as a comment "¡Qué chiva!" or even as a possible adjective.
This resembles chiva , and is one other way of remarking in which something is "awesome ".
However, this is more commonly used by males, especially in the province associated with Limón. A
possible American slang equivalent could possibly be "awesome", whilst the British slang equivalent
could be "mint" and a New Zealand slang equivalent could be "nice as".

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