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"En" is a preposition which is often translated as "in", and "coche" is a noun which is often translated as "car". Learn more about the difference between "en" and "coche" below.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating place)
a. in
Hay comida ya preparada en el supermercado.There's ready-made food in the supermarket.
b. on
Puedes poner los cubiertos en la mesa. You can put the silverware on the table.
2. (indicating time)
a. on
En 1969, aterrizamos en la luna.In 1969, we landed on the moon.
3. (indicating mode)
a. in
Si un oso te persigue, corre en zigzag.If a bear is chasing you, run in a zig-zag formation.
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (vehicle)
a. car
Mi coche no prende porque tiene una falla en el motor.My car won't start because of a problem with the engine.
b. automobile
Todos estos coches tienen bolsas de aire.All these automobiles have airbags.
2. (vehicle led by horses)
a. carriage
Los monarcas llegaron en un coche elegante.The monarchs arrived in an elegant carriage.
b. coach
Los coches de caballos se utilizaban mucho más antes de que se inventara el automóvil.Horse-drawn coaches were used much more before the invention of the automobile.
3. (train car)
a. car
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tu mamá y yo vamos a pasar al coche comedor para almorzar.Your mother and I are going to the dining car to have lunch.
b. coach (United Kingdom)
Según nuestros boletos del tren, nuestros asientos están en el coche F.According to our train tickets, our seats are in coach F.
c. carriage (United Kingdom)
Los coches del tren tienen aire acondicionado y asientos muy cómodos.The train carriages have air conditioning and very comfortable seats.
4. (for babies)
a. stroller
La niñita no se quería subir al coche. Quería ir caminando.The little girl didn't want to get in her stroller. She wanted to walk.
b. carriage
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Paseaban por el parque con el bebé en su coche.They were taking a stroll through the park with the baby in her carriage.
c. pram (United Kingdom)
Rocío quiere un coche doble para pasear a sus gemelos.Rocio wants a double pram to go for walks with her twins.
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