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"Buy" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "comprar", and "car" is a noun which is often translated as "el coche". Learn more about the difference between "buy" and "car" below.
buy(
bay
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to purchase)
a. comprar
I have to buy a birthday present for my brother.Tengo que comprar un regalo de cumpleaños para mi hermano.
2. (to bribe)
a. sobornar
He tried to buy the mayor but ended up in jail.Intentó sobornar al alcalde pero terminó en la cárcel.
b. comprar
The mafia bought a juror.La mafia compró a un miembro del jurado.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to believe)
a. tragarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I don't think she'll buy that you're a prince.No creo que se trague que seas un príncipe.
b. creer
I don't buy your explanation. It doesn't make sense.No creo tu explicación. No tiene sentido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to make purchases)
a. comprar
My manager sent me to Los Angeles to buy for the company.El gerente me mandó a Los Ángeles a comprar por la empresa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (bargain)
a. la compra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The truck was a great buy, because it hardly needs any maintenance at all.El camión fue una gran compra ya que casi no necesita ningún mantenimiento en absoluto.
b. la ganga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This computer was a great buy. It was 60% off!Fue una ganga esta computadora. ¡Estuvo rebajada el 60%!
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car(
kar
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vehicle)
a. el coche
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This car can go as fast as 150 miles per hour.Este coche alcanza las 150 millas por hora.
b. el carro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The car of her dreams is a red convertible.El carro de sus sueños es un descapotable rojo.
c. el auto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have to take the car in on Sunday for an oil change.Tengo que llevar el auto el domingo para cambiarle el aceite.
d. el automóvil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On Saturday, we're going to take a trip in my grandfather's antique car.El sábado vamos a hacer un viaje en el automóvil antiguo de mi abuelo.
2. (rail transport)
a. el vagón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This train has a restaurant car.Este tren tiene un vagón restaurante.
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