We are back with
brand new lexicon and phrases of the Costa Rican slang. This time we included
some less common words but that sooner than later you will hear in a
Estornaco/Pichirilo:Old car or in very bad shape.
Molote:Agglomeration of people, overcrowding.
Corrongo:Something visually attractive, graceful
Guava:Good luck, lucky action.
/ Chisca / Camay / Harina (flour): Money
pelado (bald) /Limpio (clean) /Lavado(washed): Without money.
el perro (to moor the dog): To leave a debt
Chivo(goat): Man financially supported by his
wife or lovers.
Codo(elbow) / Pinche / Agarrado: Stingy.
Hueso(bone): Client who inquires prices and
details but buys nothing.
Trinquetero: Person of dishonest habits or involved in illicit businesses.
adjectives… for unpopular people.
Jetas: Rumormonger, indiscreet or that exaggerates the things.
Bicho(bug): Trickster, unreliable person
Bombeta:Uninhibited person, extroverted, loud
de huevos (egg’s pain): Annoying or problematic
person, or wearisome task.
de 3 nalgas (3 buttock ass): Smug, arrogant.
Fachento:Person of neglected aspect or badly
Jupón:Person with big head; also stubborn or
Choricero:Corrupt person. Who gives or receives
bribes, illicit favors, etc.
Juanvainas/Sorompo/Apiaguavas: Clumsy or with low intellectual capacity.
A sport of multitudes!
popular as soccer, bateo is a very easy to practice national sport. It only
requires two players and one question.
does it work? A questioner inquires about any subject and the person consulted
does not know the answer. Instead of simply replying I DON’T KNOW, begins the
ritual that starts the bateo match: A slow gaze at the sky followed by a
silence of 5 to 15 seconds, depending on the expertise and creativity of the
bateador. Bateo has begun…
the initial seconds, the bateador will think quickly to find or improvise an
answer. He will take a leap and make his masterful move, sharing his answer
with a face full of conviction.
to recognize a professional bateador? The easiest is to let them find you!
Simply visit a concurred place, turn around your axis like looking for
something, wear your best interrogation face and in a few seconds, a gentile
bateador will approach you ready to “help”.
many more: RevistaUtopia.com/Tico-Glossary-one.aspx
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