Interestingly, my few lost in translation moments in CR didn’t happen in Spanish, but in English.
“Do you like the food in Costa Rica?” I asked a Dutch couple in English. The wife responds, “Oh yes, it’s a beautiful country, there’s so much diversity.”
At the front desk of a hotel, the woman describes what’s in the national park.
“There is the flamadore.”
“Are those birds?” I respond.
“Yes, we have birds in there too.”
“No – the flamadore. Is that an animal?”
“Yes, there are animals too. Very beautiful.”