From a post on, here are 155 English/Spanish phrases for everyday life in Costa Rica (and Latin America).

Both languages have many idiomatic expressions that are sometimes difficult to understand, but essential to know. I won’t say they will get you speaking fluent in either language, but they will help you get by.

The following table is a gathering of the most popular expressions.


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