Chilensis tends to get most exciting when people are really angry. Nothing quite beats counting how many times the neighbors use a form of “huevón” when they’re yelling at each other.
But today, we’re just going to cover some basic ways to point out that someone is angry.
Estos trámites me tienen chato. (This paper work is pissing me off.)
Ticked off. This is a little less angry than cabreado, which is used frequently in Chile, but I guess it’s also used in Spain, so I’m officially leaving it out. Regardless, the little boy in the video below gives a fantastic performance of choreado…
In normal Spanish, emputecer is to prostitute oneself. In Chile, it means to get really angry. I mean beside yourself, fuming angry.
How or why it made the transition, I’m not sure. Our best guess is that when angry, you might run about saying puta a whole lot. Any other guesses?
Andar pateando la perra
You know when you’re so angry you just want to kick a dog? Specifically a female dog? Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to kick a dog… but I know what it’s like to be so miffed that I’m walking around kicking at the air and muttering under my breath.
Jorge Sampaoli, the coach for Chile’s national soccer team, is pictured to the right, kicking a dog after Chile and Spain tie during overtime.
That’s it for today, folks! Have a good weekend, keep calm, and don’t kick dogs.