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What Means No Me Toquen El Pito in Costa Rica

What Means No Me Toquen El Pito in Costa Rica

If you say no me toquen el pito in Costa Rica, make sure you’re sitting in your car. If you are not, this can become quite a misunderstanding, especially if you are a male. Tocar el pito means honking. Another way to say honking is tocar la bocina or tocar la pitoreta. In slang though, tocarme […]

What is qué vaina in Costa Rica?

What is qué vaina in Costa Rica?

Qué vaina is one of those expressions your landlord might use when you complain about a leak in the roof. Or when your coffee maker stopped working and you’re asking for another. In this case, the translation is “what a problem”. But. instead of qué vaina, it is also possible to say qué torta. It […]

Ticos are all family

Ticos are all family

Some way or other, Ticos are all family. Just like Smith is a very common last name in the U.K. and in the U.S., Rodriguez, and Vargas are the most common last names in Costa Rica. When you marry a Rodriguez, your first born might be number 102,498 of the Rodriguez clan. There is a […]