Chilenismos : a Dictionary and Phrasebook for Chilean Spanish : Chilenismos-English, English-Chilenismos

Front Cover
Hippocrene Books, Nov 1, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 185 pages
0 Reviews
Chile is known for having created an enormous amount of distinct words and expressions. Consequently, the Spanish spoken in Chile is frequently indiscernible to gringos and native Spanish speakers alike. This dictionary and phrasebook collects over 1,500 of these terms and idioms, knows and 'chilenismos', and expresses them in simple English. The book also explores the roots of chilenismos and explains the grammatical constructions and idiosyncratic speech patterns particular to Chileans. This is an ideal guide for tourists, businesspeople, and anyone who plans to spend time or to live in Chile. It is also a valuable tool for the Chilean expatriate, who can be transported back to his home country and reminded of how rich and entertaining chilenismos are.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Acknowledgements
On Reading the Text
17
EnglishChilenismos Dictionary
53
Anglicismos Adopted English Words
83
Copyright

About the author (2004)

Daniel Joelson spent five years living in Chile, unearthing its stories and hidden secrets. These discoveries have appeared in publications ranging from The San Francisco Chronicle to Latin Trade. Joelson is also author of Chilenismos Dictionary & Phrasebook (Hippocrene Books, 2005). He resides in Arlington, Virginia.

Bibliographic information