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Chile vs Chili vs Chilly

Chile vs Chili vs Chilly. Chilean chili is traditionally served with a slight chill. Spice up your writing with ErrNET copyediting technology!

Chile, always capitalized, is a republic in SW South America, on the Pacific Coast.

Chili (also spelled chilli) is a small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum, used chopped (and often dried) in sauces, relishes, and spice powders; a spicy dish made of ground beef, hot peppers or chili powder, and usually beans.

Chilly is uncomfortably cool or cold; unfriendly.

Chile, chili and chilly are all pronounced the but have different meanings and spellings. These words get easily mixed up and misused in writing. Use ErrNET copyediting technology to make sure you don’t get a chilly reception to your writing.

Chile sentence examples:

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American western-border country with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes to the east.

Spanish is the official language of Chile.

Chile is a great country to visit.

The official currency in Chile is the Peso.

Lee Lantz, a fish wholesaler, invented the name “Chilean Sea Bass” in 1977 for the “Patagonian toothfish” to make it more attractive to the American market.

Chili sentence examples:

Traditional Texas chili does not include any beans.

The Jalapeño is probably the most popular chili used in American cuisine.

It’s a good idea to wear kitchen gloves when preparing a hot chili because it will irritate the skin.

I think chili relleno is probably my favorite Mexican dish.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983, were inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Chilly sentence examples:

It’s getting chilly out here so will you please grab me my sweater?

The water was too chilly to go swimming.

For some reason, my girlfriend’s ex-husband gave me a chilly reception; hmmmm.

Please be a doll and turn off the air conditioner because it’s getting chilly in here.

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