recentpopularlog in

robertogreco : via:lizettegreco   13

Palabras y expresiones en chileno que debe conocer si va a Chile - Paperblog
"Si quiere viajar a Chile debe conocer algunas palabras y expresiones que frecuentemente utilizan los chilenos. Si bien es cierto que en Chile se habla castellano, como en todos los países surgen palabras que pueden llevar de cabeza a un turista de vacaciones.

El chilenismo por excelencia es huevón
Sin lugar a dudas, la palabra que más escuchará es huevón (weón) y es también la más difícil de explicar. Si bien en sus orígenes, era un insulto, con el paso de los años ha adquirido diversos y diferentes significados. Es así que el significado que se le dé a weón, dependerá de cómo se lo digan y en qué contexto. Puede ir desde una manera amigable de referirse a los amigos o por el contrario, un insulto a las capacidades intelectuales. Para algunas personas es simplemente una palabra muletilla, con la que terminar la frase.

La Polla chilena de Beneficencia
Si va caminando por el centro de Santiago y se encuentra con un edificio que reza “Polla chilena de Beneficencia” no piense nada extraño. Lo que está viendo no es otra cosa que la casa central de la empresa estatal chilena encargada de la administración de los juegos de azar. Muchos son los turistas, sobre todo españoles, que se hacen una foto con este edificio de fondo. Algunos, también comprar un boleto de la Polla como souvenir de su viaje.

Chilenismos todo terreno
Cuando un chileno le quiere decir la verdad, le dice la dura o la pulenta y lo dice sin dar rodeos o vueltas. Si por el contrario, le está mintiendo, le estará vendiendo la “pomá”. Cuando se enoja, se apesta o chorea. Si tienen una relación de pareja medianamente estable, es un pololeo –él, pololo; ella, polola-. Cuando ya es más serio y se van a casar, son novios y no prometidos. En Chile, no se alquilan ni coches ni carros, son autos. Y los autobuses, se llaman micros. Es posible que también oiga que alguien se cree la muerte o la última chupá del mate, que no es otra cosa que creerse el mejor en algo, o en todo.

Chilenismos de fiesta
Un chileno no se va de fiesta, va a un carrete y cuando vuelve a casa, no tiene resaca, está con caña o anda con el hachazo. En Chile no se toma un cubata, se toma un trago o un copete y si se toman muchos, el “curao” – borracho- se transforma en un florero, o lo que es lo mismo, en el centro de atención. Cuando va a la botillería, se compra una promo, botella de pisco y botella de cola, todo junto, generalmente por un módico precio. Cuando se reúnen alrededor de una barbacoa, están “parrillando” o haciendo un asado. Si un chileno le dice que harta sed y que quiere piscolear, lo que le está diciendo que tiene mucha sed y que quiere tomarse unas piscolas, conjugándolo como si fuera un verbo. Si se junta un grupo de chilenos y hacen una vaca, lo que están haciendo es juntar dinero para hacer una compra entre todos. Y si tienen chipe libre quiere decir que tendrán permiso para hacer lo que quieran.

El puro chileno
Un hispanoparlante puede pensar que habla castellano perfectamente. Sin embargo, al llegar a Chile se puede llevar una sorpresa. En Chile oirá de manera constante la palabra puro. Sin embargo, no estarán hablando de ni habanos cubanos ni de pureza. Si un chileno quiere puro comer, dormir, salir o lo que sea, le está diciendo que lo único que quiere es hacer eso.

Más chilenismos que debe conocer
Si está tomando un fanshop (gaseosa de naranja con cerveza) o paseando por alguna de las ciudades de Chile, le explicaremos el significado de algunas palabras que seguramente oirá durante su estadía. Si el mozo (camarero) le dice que le trae su consumición “al tiro” quiere decir que se la traerá de inmediato, enseguida. Hace muchos años el en el campo, cuando el dueño del fundo quería reunir a sus obreros con rapidez, hacia un disparo al aire, de esta forma todos los peones dejaban de hacer sus labores al instante y acudían al llamado “al tiro”. Fíjese bien en quienes le rodean, a su lado puede haber dos personas que han salido de la “pega” o del trabajo a tomar algo. Sin embargo, si van en polera (camiseta) pueden ser dos amigos que han quedado para irse de carrete (fiesta).

Más expresiones chilenas
Una expresión muy típica chilena es “más perdido que el teniente Bello”. Alejandro Bello era un aviador chileno que desapareció con su avión en 1914 y nunca se han encontrado rastros de él ni de su avión. De ahí entonces que cuando alguien está perdido, se le dice que está más perdido que el Teniente Bello. Si conoce en Chile a una persona tacaña, tendrá delante suyo a una manito de guagua. Se le dice guaguas a los bebes y los tacaños reciben este apelativo, por lo apretada que tienen la mano, igual que las guaguas. Si está pidiendo indicaciones sobre cómo llegar a algún sitio, puede que le digan que está donde el diablo perdió el poncho, lo que quiere decir que está muy lejos.

Algunas otras particularidades del chileno
El chileno es conocido por su forma, muy particular, de conjugar la segunda persona del singular. Si está en un entorno de confianza, un chileno en lugar de decir entiendes, le dirá “entendí” o directamente utilizara la palabra “cachai”, que viene del inglés “catch” (agarrar, atrapar). También son muy comunes el “po” y el vos. El primero viene de pues que deriva en pos y luego en po. Es una muletilla muy utilizada para finalizar las frases, por ejemplo “cómo estai po”. El vos, conocido mundialmente gracias a los argentinos, en Chile se pronuncia sin la s final (vo) y es también muy usado, sobre todo cuando se está en ambientes más distendidos. Muchas otras expresiones o palabras podríamos enseñarle, pero quizás la mejor manera de aprender a hablar chileno, es visitando el país andino. Ah, y si no escucha la S al final de las palabras, no se preocupe, no es usted... Somos nosotros, casi siempre, "nos la comemo"."
chile  language  castellano  español  spanish  modismos  via:lizettegreco 
august 2014 by robertogreco
¿Cómo entender a los chilenos? 10 de las formas más raras con que se comunican | Rankings
"Los chilenos tenemos una forma de hablar muy característica, que llama profundamente la atención de los extranjeros."




2. Diminutivos: todo lo llevamos a pequeño. “Vamos a un asadito”, “tomémonos una cervecita o un vinito”, “espérame un chiquitito

3. La contradicción: empezamos con una negación, frente a una afirmación.
“Cómo estás?” - “No, igual bien”.
Vas a ir al cine? – No, si ya salimos.
“Cómo está tu pega? – Nada, ahí trabajando




5. Usamos los animales como formas de expresión.

Hagamos una vaca
Te fuiste al chancho
Te echaste el pollo
Estoy pa’l gato.

6. Abordamos los temas serios de forma jocosa.

“Mi abuela está súper enferma, está pedida. Se está probando el pijama de palo”.
“A ella la van a despedir de la pega. Ya huele a gladiolo”.



Bonus Track: Transformar las palabras en personajes o situaciones que suenen parecido

Y boston? (Y Voh’)
Iturra (y tú?)
Estoy Jennifer (estoy llena)
Cómo andamio? (cómo andamos)
Estoy Liz Taylor (estoy lista)"
chile  language  spanish  español  2014  modismos  castellano  via:lizettegreco 
august 2014 by robertogreco
STGO MAKERSPACE | Makers from the end of the world
"STGO Makerspace is an open space for collaboration, creation, research, experimentation, and development of art, science, and technology projects. We provide members space and access to tools and rapid prototyping machines. It’s also a space for divulgation of knowledge through workshops and collaborative working. We want to stimulate the craziness, the invention, and entrepreneurship. We advocate the use of open technologies in hardware and software, knowledge sharing, and respect for the environment.

Our space is currently under construction and we expect to finish and launch by the end of March. Inside the 350M2 members and residence startups will have access to many of the latest technologies an materials in rapid prototyping such us:

• 3D Printing
• Laser Cutting
• Precision CNC
• Large Bed CNC
• Welding
• Electronics workshop
• Robotics
• Arduino
• Latte, Saws, and all kinds of tool to lose a finger.
• and a Retro Game museum and FREE BEER brewed in house.

The Hack Space is located at Av. Italia 850A inside the building of a former Hat Factory in the heart of Barrio Italia neighborhood in Santiago. An emerging center of Design and Arts."
santiago  chile  makerspaces  tiburciodelacarcova  macarenapola  alejandramustakis  via:lizettegreco 
may 2014 by robertogreco
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why The Cosmos Shouldn't Make You Feel Small : NPR
"DAVIES: This is FRESH AIR. And if you're just joining us, our guest is Neil Degrasse Tyson. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York. He's an astrophysicists who is also hosting the 13-part series "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey," coming soon on Fox TV.

You grew up in New York City. Were you a science nerd as a kid?

TYSON: Yeah. I would say so. It depends on how early you start the clock is being a kid, but from age nine, that probably counts.

(LAUGHTER)

TYSON: A first visit to my local planetarium, which was the Hayden Planetarium. And it took me a couple of years to realize that it was something you could make as a career. But - so, by age 11 onward, that's when I had the answer to that annoying question that adults ask you, like, what do you want to be when you grow up? And I'd say astrophysicist, and that really just shut them up, because they had - there's no comeback on that one.

(LAUGHTER)

TYSON: It's not like, oh, I know an astrophysicist. No, they don't know any astrophysicists. So, it's a funny kind of little exchange there. But no, I've known since - for that early. So I was a card-carrying nerd child.

DAVIES: You were just captivated by that planetarium show?

TYSON: Oh, yeah. So I don't think I was more captivated than anybody else's first experience in a planetarium. I think every human with a beating heart remembers their first encounter with a nice guy in a planetarium. The difference for me is I think the universe called me. I don't - I feel like I had no say in the matter, because by the end of that experience, when the lights come out - the lights turn out and it gets dark and the stars reveal themselves, I was hooked ever since. I don't remember consciously saying: This is for me. I think it was just - became part of my bloodstream, if you will. And to a New Yorker, we have no relationship with the night sky.

DAVIES: Right.

TYSON: If you look up, there's a building there. And you look higher up, there's still a building there. Our buildings are very tall. And back then, there was not only light pollution, as there still is today. Back then, there was also air pollution. Air is much cleaner in New York than ever, since the 19 - early 1900s. So I was struck that such a sky even existed. In fact, I didn't even believe it. I thought it was a little bit of a hoax. I know how many stars there are in the night sky. I've seen them from the Bronx.

DAVIES: Right.

TYSON: You can't lie to me, but I'll enjoy it anyway, you know.

DAVIES: So I know you excelled at this and got involved in some special programs. And I read that you were recently asked to give, I think, a commencement address at, was it your elementary school, and declined. Did you feel let down by the public school system when you were a kid a kid?

TYSON: Oh, no, no. So everyone has all different experiences in school. I just know that throughout my life, at no time did any teacher ever point to me and say, hey. He'll go far. Oh, he's someone you should watch. You know, I had some OK grades. They ran the gamut. I had some high grades in math and science, and medium grades in other subjects, and slightly lower grades in other subjects. You've got to remember, the school system is constructed to praise you if you get high grades. And if you get straight A's, you're the one that everyone puts forward, and they prognosticate that the straight-A person is the one most likely to succeed, because that's the way the school system is constructed and conceived.

DAVIES: Simple. Yeah.

TYSON: And there I am, getting grades all over the place, but I know my interest in the universe and I owned a telescope that I bought with money I earned by walking dogs, because I live in a huge apartment complex. And 50 cents per walk, per dog, and that accumulated quickly. I bought a camera, a telescope. I taught myself astrophotography. I did all this.

I took classes at the American Museum of Natural History at Hayden Planetarium, advanced classes for adults in modern astrophysics. I did all this, but none of that showed up as a high grade on an exam in school. So, there I am, and teachers complaining about my social energy, as though that was something bad, and, oh, he's disruptive. Not purposely, I just had energy, right.

So my elementary school wanted me to come back - because I was already well-known by then - to talk and say what a great education I had. I said no. That's not the talk I would give. I would say I am where I am today not because of what the teachers said about me or did for me, but in spite of it. And I don't think that's what you want, so I will decline. Invite me back one day, and I'll talk just to the teachers, all right, and then I'm happy to tell - give - you know, tell them what they should be looking for, perhaps, in their students.

Also consider - now, see you've got me started here. Also consider that if you a straight-A student in your class, that student has straight A's not because of teachers, but in spite of teachers. That's what having straight-A means. It means you do well, no matter the teaching talent of the teacher. That's what straight A's mean. So if you're a teacher and you put forth your straight-A student as though you had something to do with it, you are deluding yourself.

DAVIES: Right.

TYSON: The greatest teachers are the ones that turn a B student into an A student, or a failing student into a B student. Then let's talk about your teaching talents."
neildegrassetyson  education  science  schools  schooling  thegameofschool  2014  teaching  learning  howwelearn  via:lizettegreco 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Floor Nijdeken / Crossover Collective
"Floor finished his bachelor of build environment in 2005 and worked as a spatial planner at one of Hollands ten biggest architecture agencies. In 2009 he started his second bachelor degree: Product Design at ArtEZ institute of Arts, Arnhem. From July to December 2012, he was an intern at the Bas Kosters Studio in Amsterdam.

'My design projects intend to redress social relationships. My main focus lies in activating and mobilising people. I design the conditions in which social structures can grow and bloom, and the initiative of users is stimulated. People working and living together can develop undesirable habits and routines resulting in indifference, anger, resentment and aversion. With myself as an intermediary and my projects as a medium, I let participants find out that working together can stimulate or create mutual trust, understanding and positive energy, things that are vital to the wellbeing of families, organisations and businesses.'"
art  collective  sewing  textiles  social  glvo  trust  understanding  relationships  via:lizettegreco 
november 2013 by robertogreco
Jim SKULDT / skuldt.com
"Jim SKULDT (b. 1970) is an American Visual Artist.

Skuldt received an MFA from Caliornia Institute of the Arts in 2005
and is based in Los Angeles where he is a professor of Skulpture at UCLA..

He is the recipient of grants by the Creative Capital Foundation (Muriel Pollia Awardee),
the Harpo Foundation, the California Community Foundation, the Durfee Foundation, and
the Center for Cultural Innovation.

His work has appeared in venues including Marlborough Chelsea (NY), Sculpture Center (NY),
LTD Los Angeles (LA), LACE (LA), MOCA (LA), Armory Center for the Arts (LA),, High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree, CA), Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille, FR), Temporare Kunsthalle (Berlin, DE) and is part of the Skadden LA25 collection.

He has been awarded residencies by the Rauschenberg Foundation (Captiva, FL),
the Center for Art and Performance UCLA (Los Angeles), the Banff Centre (Alberta, CN),
AIR Antwerpen (Antwerp, BE) and the Tringle France (Marseille, FR), which he reached
via containership.

He is currently attempting to modify a standard shipping container in order to ship himself internationally via cargo ship, train, truck, or any other conceivable method of transport."

[See

Island Effects
http://www.skuldt.com/work/island_effects.htm

Iceland
http://www.skuldt.com/work/iceland.htm

CROP CIRCLE (Int'l) CAKE PLUG and COLOR FIELD REEF
http://www.skuldt.com/work/crop_circle.htm

NY as LA / LA as NY as LA
http://www.skuldt.com/work/swapping_NYasLA.htm

Wild Blue
http://www.skuldt.com/work/wild_blue.htm

In the Round (Cyclically Active & Dormant)
http://www.skuldt.com/work/in_the_round.htm ]
artists  jimskuldt  maps  mapping  shipping  california  losangeles  ucla  skulpture  sculpture  nyc  stealth  camouflage  visibility  via:lizettegreco 
july 2013 by robertogreco
Learning from Minecraft
"This post is brought to you by the word queef.

Now that I have your attention, I will let you know that this post will actually be dedicated to parsing out all of the learning that happens while my daughters are playing Minecraft. We have become a rather avid crafting family as all of us now have Minecraft (with the exception of our three year old) and we have our own server too. What I am going to do in this post is spell out a lot of the things that we are learning from Minecraft. There is a back story to why this post exists so I will start by sharing that first. I will clearly label the back story and the learning parts so you can skip the back story. The back story will help to explain my first sentence."
minecrafy  conniecoyl  learning  edg  srg  2012  play  governance  citizenship  communication  culturaldifferences  networks  cooperation  cooperativelearning  punctuation  keyboarding  math  numbersense  geography  socialstudies  science  manners  engineering  art  socialization  intrapersonalskills  via:lizettegreco 
february 2013 by robertogreco
W. Tucker
"I am inspired by those things in our environment that have become worn or distressed by nature or human intervention - such as the billboard that has been partially stripped away, a wall that is peeling away layers, or a metal utility phone box plastered with paper. These visual encounters remind me of the nature, beauty and simplicity of the process of aging, the process of change.

In a subtle way, my work mirrors these steps – building and stripping away – engaging in and allowing a process of change to be a part of the work.

I am not conscious of representing a specific story or idea as I work. The exact meaning of a piece in many instances eludes me. In the end I am more often struck by an emotional response to what I paint and draw."
texas  austin  artists  art  wtucker  via:lizettegreco 
november 2012 by robertogreco
El cuento del profesor productivo y feliz - Andes Online
"Había una vez, en una Escuela muy lejana, muy lejana, un profesor. El era productivo y feliz; pero, ay, no era supervisado.

Los Diseñadores Nacionales de Organizaciones Escolares, pensaron que era bueno para el profesor productivo y feliz la creación de una Agencia Nacional de Calidad que supervisara los resultados escolares de la Nación.

Para asegurar el diseño de la Agencia Nacional de Calidad, crearon una Superintendencia de Educación para que supervisara y fiscalizara al profesor productivo y feliz…"
learning  via:lizettegreco  pedrocarreñoalarcón  2011  evaluation  standardization  bureaucracy  administration  accountability  teaching  chile 
january 2012 by robertogreco
IAmA 15 year old who unschools, AmA : IAmA
"I just got back from Grace's Not Back To School Camp where I spent one week with a group of other kids who are also unschooling, a great majority of these kids are unbelievably smart and directed.

My personal history is that I went to public school from preschool to grade 8, where although my grades were top notch, but I was so depressed that I couldn't keep it up. I stopped feeling interested in anything. Eventually I got my parents to take the book seriously and let me drop out for a while. Since then my mental health has grown leaps and bounds, I have rediscovered my love for marine biology, made friends across the country, and become a more mellow person in general. I love life now.

I really hope I didn't make a small spelling mistake that I missed in proofreading this, just to have everyone judge my method of schooling based on it.

TL;DR: I don't go to school, I teach myself. I went from a depressed shell of a kid to someone who loves life and is less scared of the future."
unschooling  deschooling  reddit  education  schooling  schools  schooliness  glvo  experience  alternative  homeschool  gracellewellyn  notbacktoschoolcamp  learning  freedom  discussion  2011  via:lizettegreco 
october 2011 by robertogreco
Unschooled: How One Kid Is Grateful He Stayed Home : NPR
"And the truth is, my grandpa's right; my education is spotty. Up until a year ago, I could barely spell. It was my own fault, because I was reluctant to take on the daunting task. Most parents would have intervened in this situation, but my mom says there's a cost to that.

"When you force someone to do something, especially when they're a child and there's an imbalance and a power relationship anyway, they lose part of their will and their confidence that they know what's right for them," she says. "And I think that's a pretty high cost for being a good speller."

A few months ago my mom bought a book and we started working on my spelling. And I've also enrolled in my first community college class, with the plan of transferring my credits to a four-year college.

And although I acknowledge that school does work for some people, I'm incredibly grateful my parents decided to unschool me."
unschooling  learning  education  deschooling  2011  via:lizettegreco  self-directedlearning  autodidacts  self-directed  relevance  readiness  glvo 
june 2011 by robertogreco
HOME : WHERE THEY CREATE by paul barbera
"My name is Paul Barbera. I am an interior based photographer - As I travel for assignments, I look up artists & creatives. This is a visual document of their creative environments."
photography  creativity  howwework  studios  openstudio  work  via:lizettegreco  design  interiors 
february 2011 by robertogreco

Copy this bookmark:





to read