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

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Hippocrene Books, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 185 pages

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, known as "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 in Chile.


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About the author (2005)

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.

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