Getting to understand chileans is difficult. Here you will find some good usefull tips to use in Chile on a daily bases, they will help you understand Chileans when we speak, or when you try to get something of a local that don’t speak english.
Hola = Hi
Chao = Bye
Gracias = Thanks
Porfa! = Please
Donde Queda… = Where is…
Cuanto vale…= How much for…
Fiesta! = Party!
Te amo = I Love you
Dame un beso = Kiss me
Estoy Borracho = I’m Drunk
Cachai = Do you understand
Chela = Beer
Gringo = Foreigner (that speaks english)
Spicy es Bakan!! = Spicy Rulez!!
How to Move Within Santiago: The Metro!
One of the things that make every “Santiaguino” proud of its city is the me tro (subway). The Metro is fast, frequent, clean and safe. What more could a tourist or expat want in a transport system in a large city? The Metro company is constructing new metro stations and lines at quite a rapid pace after taking 20 years to contruct the two main lines.
The Metro offers one off tickets that you need to purchase at the “boleterias” at each station or if you are staying in Santiago for awhile and will use the metro a lot I recommend buying a Metro Card which costs 1000 CLP and then you pay to recharge it. The cost of each fare is slightly less using the card.
The service runs from 6:30 a 22:30 Monday to Saturday and 8:30 a 22:30 Sundays and Holidays and has a different cost depending on the time of day travelling (rather than the distance). Try to avoid the rush hours and enjoy the experience!
Looking for Accomodation!
If you are looking for accomodation in Santiago, enter http://www.uniplaces.cl where you can find different options of apartments, rooms and guesthouse where you can you can stay according to the location and price you want to pay!