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empanada •  filled • pastries
sweets • chicha
  1. I'm not hungry enough for a full lunch, but I would love to eat an .
  2. People usually drink at informal family parties.
  3. The hardest thing for me to give up when I'm dieting is and sweets.
  4. This coffee shop has the best in the area.
  5. What is this empanada with?
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1204 Dancing in Chile
Daniel talks with Olga about "Cueca" a traditional style of dancing in Chile.

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flirt

It's Chilean cowboy dancing in order to flirt with a girl.

When you 'flirt' with someone, you act in a way that tells that person that you are romantically interested in her. Notice the following:

  1. She makes good money as a waitress, because she is always flirting with her customers.
  2. He gets really angry when his girlfriend flirts with other guys.

sombrero

The guy is wearing a sombrero.

A 'sombrero' is like a cowboy hat, which is usually made out of leather or straw. Notice the following:

  1. He wears a sombrero almost every day.
  2. Do you want to bring a sombrero when we go to the beach?

spurs

We also wear boots and spurs, which makes it really difficult to dance.

'Spurs' are sharp, metal attachments that you put on the heel, or back part, of your boot. Cowboys use these to kick horses and make them go faster when they are riding. Notice the following:

  1. You should take the spurs off your boots when you aren't riding.
  2. Some people think that wearing spurs is mean for the horses.

poncho

The small poncho is almost always brown with colorful lines.

A 'poncho' is a jacket-type of clothing that is worn on the top part of your body. Notice the following:

  1. These aren't the most beautiful ponchos, but they are really warm.
  2. I bought this poncho when I was in Bolivia.

handkerchief

We use a handkerchief, which symbolizes a rope.

Handkerchiefs are are color squares of fabric that you keep in your pocket to wipe your face and hands, or blow your nose. Notice the following:

  1. Most formal suits for men include a colorful handkerchief.
  2. My grandfather still uses a handkerchief.