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"Espejo retrovisor" is a noun which is often translated as "rear-view mirror", and "salpicadero" is a noun which is often translated as "dashboard". Learn more about the difference between "espejo retrovisor" and "salpicadero" below.
espejo retrovisor(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. rear-view mirror (inside the car)
Mira el espejo retrovisor antes de cambiar de carril.Check the rear-view mirror before changing lanes.
b. wing mirror (on the sides of the car)
Es importante ajustar los espejos retrovisores de modo de evitar los puntos ciegos.It's important to adjust your wing mirrors to avoid blind spots.
c. side mirror (on the sides of the car)
Alguien me rompió el espejo retrovisor, así que necesito cambiarlo.Somebody broke my side mirror, so I need to replace it.
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salpicadero
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (automobile)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. dashboard
Si se enciende una luz roja en el salpicadero, debes parar el auto cuando sea seguro y pedir ayuda.If a red light comes on on the dashboard, you should stop the car when safe to do so and get help.
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