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1205 Chi Cha
Daniel talks with Olga about Chi Cha, a popular drink in Chile that is like wine.

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lighter

It's a bit lighter than wine.

In this case, 'lighter' refers to the color of the chicha. It means that chicha is like a pink color instead of a dark red like with red wine. Notice the following:

  1. I didn't know the paint was going to be so dark. It looked a lot lighter at the store.
  2. When I am drinking beer with food, I prefer a lighter beer.

young wine

Then it should be a really young wine, right?

A 'young wine' refers to one that has not been aged or allowed to ferment for very long. Notice the following:

  1. Most of the alcohol they drink in this country is a young wine.
  2. At this point in the process, the liquid is a young wine.

degrees of alcohol

How many degrees of alcohol does it have?

Here, 'degrees of alcohol' is a measurement for how strong a type of alcohol is. Notice the following:

  1. Most of these local drinks have stronger degrees of alcohol than I am used to.
  2. This whiskey tastes like fire. How many degrees of alcohol are in it?

housewife

Do the housewives in Chile make it in their own house?

A 'housewife' is a woman who stays at home to care for the house and children. She does not have a job outside of the house. Notice the following:

  1. She was a housewife until her children were old enough to go to school.
  2. Do you think you would like to be a housewife?

countryside

You have to go to the countryside to buy chicha.

The 'countryside' is the natural area outside of the city. Notice the following:

  1. We like to go to the countryside with our friends on the weekend.
  2. I didn't know that you had a house in the countryside.

for yourself

You have to come to Chile and get it for yourself.

When you 'get something for yourself' it means that nobody brings it to you. Notice the following:

  1. This is a scene that no pictures can fully explain. You have to see it for yourself.
  2. She likes to do things for herself, because that's the only way she learns.