Chilean Spanish

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Chilean Spanish
Español chileno
Pronunciation[espaˈɲol tʃiˈleno]
Native toChile
Native speakers
17.4 million (2015)[1]
Latin (Spanish alphabet)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
GlottologNone
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Chilean Spanish (Spanish: español chileno or castellano de Chile) is the variety of Spanish spoken in most of Chile. Though still entirely mutually intelligible with standard Spanish, Chilean Spanish has distinctive pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and slang usage. Spanish speakers often say that Chileans speak very quickly and "mix up words". Non-native speakers who are competent in Spanish may find the Chilean variety to be difficult to understand unless they have built up an ear for it.

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