"wreck"

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what is a good word for "wreck" as in a vehicle that has seen better days'

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updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by joe6

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Can one use 'cachazo' for a car which is past it's 'sell by date'?

I'm sure I saw this description somewhere!

updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by Pete-HKK
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Can one use 'cachazo' for a car which is past it's 'sell by date'?

I'm sure I saw this description somewhere!

updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by Pete-HKK
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Found something
look at # 5

wreck (rk)

s.

  1. (destruction) destrucción f.
  2. (shipwreck) naufragio
  3. (ship's remains) restos de un naufragio
  4. (collision remains) restos, destrozos
  5. (broken-down thing) cascajo
    this car is a wreck este carro en un cascajo

expresión idiomática:
to be a wreck

  1. (from exhaustion) estar hecho polvo
  2. (from nerves) tener los nervios destrozados

tr.

  1. (to destroy) destrozar
  2. (a ship) hacer naufragar, hundir
  3. (a train) hacer descarrilar
  4. (to tear down) derrumbar
  5. (to ruin) arruinar
updated DIC 31, 2007
posted by motley
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I've never heard of this one, I tried looking it up in the DRAE and nothing. Could you check the spelling? Anyways, for the sentence "the car was a wreck", my dictionary says "el auto (or carro/coche) era un mónton de chatarra" However, I'm pretty sure that this is more literal, saying by way of translation that "the car is a heap of scrap metal."

updated DIC 31, 2007
posted by manutd
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You could use the word "carcancha."

updated DIC 31, 2007
posted by miguel-suarez2
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It might be "un coche (carro) averiado" which means a "broken down car".
Or un carro dilapidado- dilapidated:.

updated DIC 30, 2007
posted by Cherry