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"Wheelchair" is a noun which is often translated as "la silla de ruedas", and "scooter" is a noun which is often translated as "el patinete". Learn more about the difference between "wheelchair" and "scooter" below.
wheelchair(
wil
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cher
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la silla de ruedas
(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).
There should be more ramps at the mall for people in wheelchairs.En el centro comercial debería haber más rampas para las personas en silla de ruedas.
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scooter(
sku
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duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (small vehicle without motor)
a. el patinete
(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).
My daughter likes to ride her scooter to her friend's house.A mi hija le gusta ir en patinete a la casa de su amiga.
b. el patín del diablo
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
Is it safe for kids to ride a scooter? My son wants one.¿Es seguro para los niños andar en patín del diablo? Mi hijo quiere uno.
c. el monopatín
(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).
(Southern Cone)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Always wear a helmet when riding a scooter.Siempre usa un casco cuando vayas en monopatín.
2. (small vehicle with motor)
a. el escúter
(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).
Pedro doesn't live on campus. He rides his scooter to school.Pedro no vive en campus. Va en escúter a la universidad.
b. la Vespa
(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).
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
It's easier to find somewhere to park with a scooter.Es más fácil encontrar dónde estacionar con una Vespa.
c. la moto
(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).
My scooter only goes 30 miles per hour, but it's better than walking.Mi moto solo va a unas 30 millas por hora, pero es mejor que caminar.
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