How difficult can Costa Rica Spanish really be? But you soon realize that not even Rosetta Stone can prepare you for all the Tico Lingo you hear when you are out and about in Costa Rica. You finally think you have mastered the Spanish language but a trip into Costa Rica’s bustling capital has left you feeling confused.
Nothing quite prepared for you for all the strange sounding Tico Idioms. What’s Chepe? And why is someone asking you if your patas hurt? You’d lend someone a toucan if you had one, but surely this is considered illegal bird trafficking?
Costa Rica Spanish Idioms iphone Application
If you feel like your detras del palo then get this innovative iphone application for your next Costa Rica vacation. The perfect companion for the Costa Rica tourist was designed by a talented team of Costa Ricans, software engineer Alejandro Azuola and content creator Monserrat Trigueros.
The $0.99 Costa Rica Idioms iphone application includes over 300 translated idioms. The application is available for iphone, ipod Touch and ipad. You must have the operating system 4.1 or above to be able to use this application.
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Costa Rica Spanish Idioms
The application is perfect for tourists that want to make sense of the word on the street. This application is much more just Costa Rica Spanish words in English. Understanding native expressions will give you an opportunity to get to know the real Costa Rica.
• Chepe – Tico Idiom for San Jose, Costa Rica’s Capital.
• Patas – Tico Idiom for feet
• Toucan – 5000 colones , this Costa Rican bill has a colorful toucan on it.
• Detras del palo – Behind the tree – means that you don’t know what’s going on. A similar idiom in English would be “ In the dark”