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¡ Bienvenidos a Chile! Language and Culture 2009 Memphis in May International Teachers’ Conference. Presented by Melissa Spain. Chile. Located in South America Situated between Pacific Ocean on the west and Andes Mountains on the right Intensive European flavor –
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Presented by Melissa Spain
settled by Italians, Germans, English, Spanish
Culture is defined as the customary beliefs,
social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious,
or social group ; the characteristic features of
everyday existence shared by people in a place or
culture. (2009). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Retrieved February 7, 2009, from http://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/culture
Instead of pointing with the finger, which is considered rude or poorly educated, Chileans use their lips as a signal. The lips are used to point in the direction of interest. The pointing of the lips can indicate one specific direction, or the moving of the lips can indicate a larger area.
*In rural areas, businesses close at lunch traditionally for the siesta.
History of the Once : many years ago, men met at this time to enjoy an alcoholic beverage called Aguardiente. In order to conceal the true menu of the get together, a code name was formed. The number of letters in the word Aguardiente is eleven (once). Thus, tea hour has become known as once.
-Empanadas de Pino
A pastry made of flour, water, butter, and salt, full of beef, cut in cubes with onions, olive raisins, and hard boiled egg that is cooked in the oven.
-Bistec a lo Pobre
Steak with fried potatoes, fried onions, and fried eggs
Spicy dish made of poroto beans, corn, and pumpkin
A round bun filled with manjar or mermalade and covered with pulverized sugar
-Mote con Huesillo
Dehydrated peaches with boiled wheat or boiled corn often in water or peach juice
Manjar between two round and flat cookies covered in chocolate.
The valley just north of Santiago is known for its vineyards.
Shakira won the international award as a teenager competing in 1992
China, Italy, Estonia
KC and the Sunshine Band
And many others
Previous participating artists you may recognize include INXS, Duran Duran. Ricky Martin, Nelly Furtado, Earth Wind and Fire, Mr. Mister, Eddie Money, Sheena Easton, Air Supply, Journey
social and political life.
Christians celebrate Holy Week and Easter Sunday
In memory of the naval combat of Iquique
Fiesta de la Iglesia Católica
Catholic holiday to honor these saints
Catholics celebrate the assumption of the Virgin Maria
Chile proclaimed its independence from Spain on Feb. 12 1818. However, Chileans celebrate the independance on Sept. 18 each year. It is the anniversary of the first joining of the national government.
Honors the army and remembers the victories
All Saint’s Day
Catholics remember the Virgen Maria
“The House of the Spirits”, (novel) Spain 1982
“Eva Luna'”, (novel) Spain 1985
“Inés of My Soul”, (novel) Spain 2006 http://www.isabelallende.com/
(English, German, and indigenous languages also spoken)
Other countries that speak Spanish
Argentina El Salvador Nicaragua
Bolivia Guatemala Panama
Colombia Honduras Paraguay
Costa Rica Mexico Peru
Cuba Spain Puerto Rico
Ecuador Venezuela Uruguay
- vacation vs. holiday
Y’all vs you guys
Coke, soda, pop
The tendency with words that end with –ado is to condense the last syllable to create the sound –ao. This is a result of Chileans speaking very fast.
Por ejemplo: el tiempo ya está pasao
Por ejemplo: se encuentra al otro lao
The informal way to address a person in Spanish is “tú.” In this case, verbs are formed as following:
hablar = tú hablas
vivir = tú vives
querer = tú quieres
However, Chilieans use a modified version of the form “tu”. The from “vo” is created by conjugating the verb in vosotros and dropping the final “s”. The above mentioned examples are converted using “vo”
hablar = hablái
vivir = viví
querer = querí
¿Cómo estás? Bien po.
¿Fuiste al mercado? Sí, po
a, b, c, ch, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, ll, m, n, ñ, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w,
x, y, z.
papa vs papá
te (object pronoun) vs té
intelligence , distance inteligencia, distancia
artist, dentist artista, dentista
tourism, optimism tourismo , optimismo
animal, capital animal, capital
actor, error actor, error
university, city universidad, ciudad
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