Quick answer
"Car" is a noun which is often translated as "el coche", and "by bus" is a phrase which is often translated as "en autobús". Learn more about the difference between "car" and "by bus" below.
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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by bus(
bay
 
buhs
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. en autobús
Why don't we travel by bus? It's much cheaper.¿Por qué no viajamos en autobús? Es mucho más barato.
b. en bus
I came to Oakland by bus, but I'll leave by plane.Llegué a Oakland en bus, pero regresaré en avión.
c. por autobús
I go to work by bus.Voy al trabajo por autobús.
d. por bus
Marta will get to Salta by bus.Marta llegará a Salta por bus.
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