10 Famous Ticos´ Sayings to Use in your Next Surf Camp
If you speak English and Spanish, you can communicate with 80 % of all the people on the planet.
Spanish is very significant and is becoming more and more famous not only for touristic and business reasons but for personal growth and professional development.
Surfers, in general, are people full of energy and personality who love to socialize. That´s why they learn Spanish because lots of the best waves are found in Latin America.
Costa Rica´s official language is Spanish. And Costa Rica is a beloved paradise to visit and practice surfing.
Tico´s Spanish is very standardized; it means that it´s well understood in any other Latin-American country.
Thus, this beautiful country is full of funny Tico´s sayings.
Tico´s sayings, as every Tico, are comical and always looking forward to enjoying the moment making it hilarious and extraordinary.
Whenever you visit a surf camp Costa Rica, it would be great to know the meaning and uses of these sayings.
Top ten famous Ticos´ Sayings
Besides the famous “Pura Vida” that´s well known and slogan for the country, full of good vibes and positive thoughts, there are many sayings in Costa Rica.
- “Se le metió el agua”: the literal translation is that you´ve gotten full of water inside, but it really means that the person got sad, angry or in a bad mood but nobody knows why.
- “Jugársela como Vikingo”: the translation is “to play like a Viking”, it means that even when you don´t know how to do something you just give a try and see what happens, something good hopefully.
- “Que tirada”: it really means “that´s too bad” or “that´s a big problem”.
- “No se agueve”: it means “Don´t be sad, everything is gonna be oh right” or “you can do it better”.
- “Tengo que ir al brete”: it means “I´ve got work”.
- “Que tabla más pichuda”: it means that your surfboard it´s really cool.
- “Ese mae es Buena nota”: it means “that guy is really nice”.
- “Mucho Rin Rin y nada de helados”: you´re saying or asking for “less conversation and more action”.
- “El la pulsea mucho”: it means that a person is making a big effort to accomplish something.
- “Se jaló una torta”: it means that you´ve committed a really big mistake.
We also find other sayings such us: “el burro hablando de orejas” which means that you are probably criticizing someone´s mistake but you could have done something even worst.
“Llevárselo entre las patas” it implies that you´re doing anything you can to accomplish your goals, it doesn´t matter if you harm someone else during the process.
As you can see there are a lot of popular sayings among the Ticos and that´s why is important that you get to know them better.
So, the next time you visit Costa Rica come to Perfect Sunset School in Playa Hermosa Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, here you´ll find the best surf instructors, and Spanish teachers to learn all the elements to be an outstanding surfer who also speaks Spanish.
Our instructors and teachers are “Pura Vida” and never “se les mete el agua” because they “la pulsean mucho” in order to help you and “no te jales una torta” because “te la jugaste como Vikingo” whenever you were trying Surfing or Spanish.
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