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A Guide To Costa Rican Slang This is the primary phrase you NEED to know when going to Costa Rica Pura Vida literally means quotpure lifequot It39s really a saying a custom it39s pretty much the country39s motto lt encapsulates not only Costa Rica39s physical beauty but the mindset and lifestyle of Costa Ricans themselves content laid back and grateful for life and its pleasures This 1 I39ve already fallen on you Tico will be the nickname for a Costa Rican A female model would be fica as well as the plural would be ficos Example of usage quotSoy ficoquot Costa Rica isn39t the only country to possess a nickname for its folks New Zealanders as an example call themselves kiwis after their nationwide bird Mae man dude brother Although this word provides traditionally been employed by males females start to use it much more too Some Ticos use mae multiple times in a single phrase almost as a filler word like quotjust like quot in English Chiva cool Mostly used as a comment quotiQu chivaquotor even as a possible adjective This resembles chiva and is one other way of remarking in which something is quotawesome However this is more commonly used by males especially in the province associated with Lim n A possible American slang equivalent could possibly be quotawesomequot whilst the British slang equivalent could be quotmintquot and a New Zealand slang equivalent could be quotnice asquot retiring in Costa Rica