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I was born in Costa Rica and we moved to America where it was a whole new world for me.
Harry Shum, Jr.

Meaning of "Costa Rica" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COSTA RICA

Costa Rica  [ˈkɒstə ˈriːkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COSTA RICA

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Costa Rica is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COSTA RICA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. Costa Rica was sparsely inhabited by indigenous people before it came under Spanish rule in the 16th century. Once a poor and isolated colony, since becoming independent in the 19th century, Costa Rica has become one of the most stable, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America. It constitutionally abolished its army permanently in 1949, becoming the first and one of the few sovereign nations without a standing army. A constitutional republic, it is the only Latin American country to have been a democracy since 1950 or earlier. Costa Rica has consistently been among the top-ranking Latin American countries in the Human Development Index, placing 62nd in the world as of 2012.

Definition of Costa Rica in the English dictionary

The definition of Costa Rica in the dictionary is a republic in Central America: gained independence from Spain in 1821; mostly mountainous and volcanic, with extensive forests. Official language: Spanish. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: colón. Capital: San José. Pop: 4 695 942. Area: 50 900 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COSTA RICA


Arica
əˈriːkə
chica
ˈtʃiːkə
Dominica
ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə
eureka
jʊˈriːkə
jobseeker
ˈdʒɒbsiːkə
loudspeaker
ˌlaʊdˈspiːkə
phreaker
ˈfriːkə
reeker
ˈriːkə
seeker
ˈsiːkə
shrieker
ˈʃriːkə
sika
ˈsiːkə
sneaker
ˈsniːkə
speaker
ˈspiːkə
streaker
ˈstriːkə
streeker
ˈstriːkə
sunseeker
ˈsʌnˌsiːkə
tika
ˈtiːkə
tikka
ˈtiːkə
Topeka
təˈpiːkə
wreaker
ˈriːkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COSTA RICA

Costa Brava
Costa Rican
costae
costal
costalgia
costally
costard
costardmonger
costate
coste
costean
Costello
coster
Costermansville

WORDS THAT END LIKE COSTA RICA

Africa
America
angelica
Antarctica
basilica
Central America
electronica
erica
erotica
Jamaica
Latin America
mica
North America
pica
replica
silica
South Africa
South America
United States of America
veronica

Synonyms and antonyms of Costa Rica in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Costa Rica» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COSTA RICA

Find out the translation of Costa Rica to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Costa Rica from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Costa Rica» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

哥斯达黎加
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Costa Rica
570 millions of speakers

English

Costa Rica
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोस्टा रिका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كوستاريكا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Коста-Рика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Costa Rica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোস্টারিকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Costa Rica
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Costa rica
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Costa Rica
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

コスタリカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

코스타리카
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kosta Rika
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước Costa Rica
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோஸ்ட்டா ரிக்கா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॉस्टा रिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kosta Rika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Costa Rica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kostaryka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Коста-Ріка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Costa Rica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Κόστα Ρίκα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Costa Rica
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Costa Rica
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Costa Rica
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Costa Rica

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COSTA RICA»

The term «Costa Rica» is very widely used and occupies the 3.472 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COSTA RICA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Costa Rica

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10 QUOTES WITH «COSTA RICA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Costa Rica.
1
Patch Adams
We are a breathtakingly alienated people... One of my props is the world's largest underpants. I've had the president of Costa Rica in my underpants with me.
2
Jackson Browne
If someone said, 'You can go live in this little town in Costa Rica for a couple of weeks and all you've got to do is sing for us,' I would do that. That's more exciting to me than the prospect of going on some national tour, where you're going to play arenas or sheds every night, because of the crushing repetition of that kind of line.
3
Laura Chinchilla
Costa Rica is not afraid to go before any international body.
4
Megalyn Echikunwoke
One of my favorite places I've visited is Havana, Cuba. On my way home from Costa Rica, I did a week in Havana. The colors, the music, the beautiful men and the cars! I love vintage and antique cars and own a couple myself.
5
Cheryl Hines
While visiting Costa Rica, I was inspired to hear that someone had donated a playground to a local school. So when I returned to L.A., one day I just called the principal of a nearby elementary school and asked what I could do. Five years later, I've helped make over nine schools, repainting, renovating, and fixing up playgrounds.
6
Cheech Marin
Just about every Latin American country has sent players to the big leagues, from the Dominican Republic to Costa Rica.
7
Missy Peregrym
I get recognized for 'Reaper' in the U.K. I was in Costa Rica and got recognized for 'Heroes.' In Canada, it's 'Rookie Blue.' People also think that I'm in the 'Twilight' series because of Kristen Stewart.
8
Perrey Reeves
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers offers a much needed escape or retreat from the fast paced, modern lifestyle we have all become accustomed to, with its exquisite beauty, serenity, and raw nature. Costa Rica was the perfect place for developing such an important project.
9
Perrey Reeves
My own style depends on my location. Hippie-chic in Costa Rica, tailored and clean in N.Y.C., and great jeans and comfy tops with fun sneakers in L.A.
10
Harry Shum, Jr.
I was born in Costa Rica and we moved to America where it was a whole new world for me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COSTA RICA»

Discover the use of Costa Rica in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Costa Rica and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Costa Rica: The Complete Guide
Describes points of interest and discusses the history, culture, and wildlife of the region.
James Kaiser, 2013
2
A guide to the birds of Costa Rica
Catalogs the more than 800 species of birds found in Costa Rica, with notes on identification, habits, and distribution
F. Gary Stiles, Alexander Frank Skutch, 1989
3
Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook
From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, ABC-CLIO's Global Studies: Latin America & the Caribbean series introduces readers to the distinctive histories, politics, economics, populations, and cultural outputs of the countries of Latin America as ...
Margaret Tyler Mitchell, Scott Pentzer, 2008
4
Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica
Matthew Firestone, Carolina A. Miranda, César G. Soriano.  SOUTHERN COSTA RICA V3I« V1SOD NH3H1Í10S SOUTHERN COSTA RICA SOUTHERN COSTA RICA HIGHLIGHTS. 9781742201092-11.
Matthew Firestone, Carolina A. Miranda, César G. Soriano, 2010
5
Jade in Ancient Costa Rica
This well-illustrated catalogue of works drawn chiefly from Costa Rican collections reviews current information on the jades of Costa Rica and their archaeological context, images, and relationship to the jades of Mexico and the Maya area.
Mark Miller Graham, Julie Jones, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), 1998
6
Lonel Costa Rica
Hightlights some of the best sights, activities, and experiences in Costa Rica, offering itineraries organized by region, theme, and length of trip.
Matthew Firestone, 2010
7
The Ticos: Culture and Social Change in Costa Rica
The authors trace the evolution of Costa Rican culture and institutions from pre-Columbian times through the late 1990s.
Mavis Hiltunen Biesanz, Richard Biesanz, Karen Zubris Biesanz, 1999
8
A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica
With so much readily accessible information, this book is essential for exploring Costa Rica's common and conspicuous flora from the plants growing along the roadside to the best natural parks.
Parks and Recreation Margaret Gargiullo City of New York, National Resources Group, 2008
9
The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna ...
In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, the book includes color photographs of almost every known species, many taken by the distinguished nature photographers Michael and Patricia Fogden.
Jay M. Savage, 2002
10
The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide
Featuring detailed descriptions and illustrations of more than 850 resident and neotropical migrant bird species found in Costa Rica, this portable field guide is ideal for both the novice and experienced birder.
Richard Garrigues, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COSTA RICA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Costa Rica is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Gold Cup 2015: Confident Costa Rica aim to break USA-Mexico …
Despite injuries, Costa Rica have a straightforward group and plenty of talent. But their defence has to improve if they're to make it to the latter ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Sporting Lisbon complete signing of Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz from …
Bryan Ruiz made 32 appearances in the Championship last season but now joins Sporting Lisbon for an undisclosed fee. Photograph: Ben ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Costa Rica's top prison official steps down New cabinet
Ramírez's replacement at the Justice Ministry, which oversees Costa Rica's prison system, is lawyer María Cecilia Sánchez Romero. Sánchez ... «The Tico Times, Jul 15»
4
To Costa Rica and back
Sometimes you have to go from Newfoundland and Labrador to Costa Rica and back to find answers to your questions. That's exactly what ... «Western Star, Jul 15»
5
Costa Rica expected to plummet in new FIFA rankings
Costa Rica's forward Joel Campbell (center) vies with Spain's midfielder Koke (right) and Spain's defender Sergio Ramos during the friendly ... «The Tico Times, Jul 15»
6
Intense rains in Costa Rica's Caribbean, northern regions prompt …
Flooding caused by heavy rains in Costa Rica's northern and Caribbean regions has forced emergency agencies to evacuate a total of 580 ... «The Tico Times, Jul 15»
7
Earthquake app launched for Costa Rica
The University of Costa Rica's National Seismological Network (RSN) released a free smartphone app this month to alert people about ... «The Tico Times, Jul 15»
8
Weber: Whitecaps' Waston denied by Costa Rica again
Waston was beaming when he said it, thinking ahead to Costa Rica facing Jamaica in Carson, Calif. “That's if he can catch me,” Mattocks had ... «The Province, Jul 15»
9
Costa Rica Beach Resort Enters TripAdvisor Hall of Fame
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Costa Rica MONTEZUMA, Costa Rica (PRWEB) July 07, 2015 — For the fifth year in a row, Ylang Ylang Beach ... «The Costa Rica Star, Jul 15»
10
Costa Rica Establishes First Ever Pro-Israel Caucus
Costa Rica's parliament launched an official Israel Allies Caucus, becoming the 33rd country worldwide to do so, reported The Jerusalem Post. «Breaking Israel News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Costa Rica [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/costa-rica>. Nov 2019 ».
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