Cambiar la marcha – Literally means to change gears when driving a car but it also means to change the subject in a conversation.
Chingoleta – naked
Cholladao/a – a seamless person
Coligallero/a or torero/a – person who prospects or searches for gold
Dejar el ombligo – Literally means to leave your belly button. But here this term refers to the place where someone is born.
Estar hasta el copete – to be fed up with something
Estirar la pata – slang for to die.
Fajarse – to make a big effort
Guato, peludo or zaguate – all mean dog in Costa Rica. The correct word for dog is perro.
Pedirle la lupa a alguien – to request that someone get fired from a job.
Piña – Literally means pineapple but here it is a car’s axle, also.
Quedar como un ajo – to be clean
Sopapos – blows or hits
Tragar grueso – to be difficult
Tucas – legs
Ventanear – to window shop
Yuyo – a person who is a pest but can also denotes a germ
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