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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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