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Chorpa | Costa Rican Spanish 101

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Cárcel, prisión. Edificio destinado a la custodia y reclusión de los presos.

Jail, prison. Building for the custody and imprisonment of prisoners.

Ejemplos (Examples):

  • El juez condenó al acusado a 20 años en la chorpa.

  The judge sentenced the defendant to 20 years in prison.         

  • Una famosa actriz pasó la noche en la chorpa por manejar en estado de embriaguez.

   A famous actress spent the night in jail for drunk driving.      

  • Meter a alguien a la chorpa.

 To put somebody in prison.