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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 […]

Learn basic Spanish before you move to Costa Rica

Learn basic Spanish before you move to Costa Rica

This picture got your attention, didn’t it? Well, that’s what I needed because when I start telling people that you should learn basic Spanish before moving to Costa Rica, most don’t pay attention. Imagine, you get stopped in your home town by a Latin, asking in Spanish where the grocery store is located. What would […]