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"Car" is a noun which is often translated as "el coche", and "cart" is a noun which is often translated as "el carro". Learn more about the difference between "car" and "cart" 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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cart(
kart
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vehicle drawn by horses)
a. 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).
He hitched the horses up to the cart.Enganchó los caballos al carro.
b. la carreta
(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).
(smaller)
An cart pulled by oxen went slowly up the track.Una carreta tirada por bueyes avanzaba lentamente por la senda.
2. (handcart)
a. la carretilla
(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).
He was pushing a cart that contained all his worldly possessions.Empujaba una carretilla que contenía todos sus bienes materiales.
3. (for shopping)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el carrito
(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 was emptying my cart at the checkout when my sister called me.Estaba vaciando mi carrito en la caja cuando me llamó mi hermana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to transport)
a. acarrear
How are we going to cart the bricks over there?¿Cómo vamos a acarrear los ladrillos hasta allá?
b. cargar con
I've been carting this suitcase around all day.He estado todo el día cargando con esta valija.
c. llevar
There's a lot of rubble that the builders will have to cart to the dump.Hay muchos escombros que los albañiles van a tener que llevar al basural.
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