The following post is an excerpt from my book Speaking Chileno: A Guide to the Spanish of Chile. Launched in Chile in 2010, this book quickly became a bestseller. Now for the first time it is available outside of Chile in paperback and eBook Kindle. How To Speak Like a Chilean Part 3 | […]
I started drinking and appreciating wine when I was living in Chile. That is why the Chile Spanish slang expression vampiro de las viñas that means “someone that drinks a lot” is one of my favorites. Check out this example: Porque el Chileno es asi…dicharachero, a veces guiña, vampiro de las viñas, y aguja con […]
On a recent trip to Disney World in Orlando I ran across these dancing brooms at the entrance to Hollywood Studios. Even before the recollection of Fantasia jumped into my brain, the typical Chilean phrase dejar la escoba popped up. It is a common phrase for Chileans and means to screw things up or to […]
A clip from I Love Chile magazine featuring a list of football soccer terms in Spanish used in Chile from the book Speaking Chileno by Jared Romey.
Becoming fluent in a new language is a long process. If anyone tells you otherwise, it’s a lie. However, there are certain steps that will speed up the process or even trick people into thinking you are more fluent than is the case. We will call them hacks. And with this language hack people may […]