Tag - I’m Chilean

Video: Chilenismos


“In which my delightful sister and I educate you in some of the phrases and vocabulary particular to Chile. It’s a very brief introduction into some of the peculiarities that make up “chilean” by two people who have no claim whatsoever to the language! And the best part is: Half of these don’t work outside of the...

¿Cómo te llamaí? Nicknames in Chile

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El** Kike, Coke, and Vicho were hanging out with la Maite, la Coté, and la Chabelita before class. The bell rang, they took their seats, and the teacher calls out: Enrique (presente), Jorge (presente), Vicente (presente), and then continues… María Teresa, María José, María Isabel (most women in Chile seem to have double names that start...

20 signs you’re culturally Chilean


  1. You use the diminutive form of every word. Upon arriving in Chile and hearing Chileans speak for the first time, you might come to the conclusion that everything in Chile is tiny. You’ll learn that Chileans use the diminutive form of most nouns just for kicks, and a few select others in the augmentative form. In Spanish, the diminutive...