Chile is a notable country in a lot of ways. Measuring roughly 4,300 kilometers (2,400 miles) from north to south but only averaging around 177 kilometers from east to west, Chile thinly stretches along the southern half of South America’s western coast, giving it one of the most unique geographies in the world. The country is among the richest, most stable, and safest in South America despite being one of the earthquake capitals of the world, experiencing frequent and strong quakes. Chile’s uniquities extend into its language as well, with Chilean Spanish considered both one of the fastest and most divergent dialects of Spanish.
Chilean Spanish is the native language of nearly all of Chile’s 17.4 million residents. It naturally differs from the Spanish spoken in Spain, as do all variants of Spanish native to the Americas—but Chilean Spanish is unique in that it also differs starkly from the Spanish varieties spoken in its South American neighbors. However, within Chile, dialectical variation is limited, with the stereotypical Chilean accent stronger in the south but few other differences within the Spanish spoken in the country.
With Chile as a relatively rich, stable, and developed country in South America, there’s a lot of demand for Chilean Spanish translation services, which is why we at TranslationServices.com have put together a dedicated Chilean Spanish translation team. Want a free quote? Just ask!
In what ways is Chilean Spanish unique from other Spanish variants?
Chilean Spanish is noted for its myriad differences from not only Castilian Spanish but also the Spanish dialects spoken in neighboring countries. In addition to its infamously fast speech, Chilean Spanish exhibits differences in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and slang, with the Royal Spanish Academy identifying more than 2,000 words or idioms unique to Chilean Spanish—and that’s not even counting all the Chilean slang the academy has yet to recognize.
A number of grammatical differences also characterize Chilean Spanish, including usage of both the voseo and tuteo pronominal forms, when usually a Spanish dialect only uses one of the two. Depending on the context, Chilean Spanish may even use the tú pronoun with vos verbal conjugations. Chileans rarely use the possessive form nuestro (“our”), preferring de nosotros (“of us”), but this pattern only applies to the first-person plural. Like other Latin American varieties of Spanish, Chilean Spanish also features extensive use of the -ito and -ita diminutives, which can denote smallness or endearment or de-emphasize the urgency or importance of something.
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Chileans are proud of their unique version of Spanish, and that’s especially true for the passionate translators on our Chilean Spanish translation team. We’ve selected the best Chilean Spanish translators from all across Chile’s 4,300-kilometer coastline and are proud to bring you the best in translation services for this important South American Spanish dialect. Not only do we translate both from Chilean Spanish to English and from English to Chilean Spanish, but we also accommodate translation needs in all domains, from the corporate world, to the academic sphere, to the creative space.
Need a press release or ad copy translated into English to expand your Chile-based business abroad? Or maybe you’re looking for a meticulously accurate translation of your employment contract into Chilean Spanish for your new branch in Chile. Perhaps you’re a Chilean scholar looking for a careful translation of their latest paper into English for publication in an international journal, or maybe you’re a researcher from abroad who needs your survey translated into Chilean Spanish to facilitate interviews with Chilean locals. You could be a creative from Chile seeking a larger audience for your literature, or perhaps you’re a software developer from another country looking to release a Chilean Spanish version of your program. For all these cases and more, we’re here to help.
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