I like to think my Spanish is pretty decent, considering I've never taken a single lesson. But I was at a loss when the round, rosy-cheeked woman manning the empanada stall in Santiago's Mercado Central barked repeatedly at me: "Cachay? Cachay?
" as she explained the various salsas that might accompany the large seafood empanada she had just fried. Cachay
is one of the many anglicisms in Chilean Spanish; it means "did you catch that?" Clearly, I had not. Keep reading »