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"Wrecker" is a noun which is often translated as "el destructor", and "tow truck" is a noun which is often translated as "la grúa". Learn more about the difference between "wrecker" and "tow truck" below.
wrecker
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (person who destroys)
a. el destructor
(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).
Alcoholism is a disease; it is a wrecker of families and friendships.El alcoholismo es una enfermedad; es un destructor de familias y amistades.
2. (tow truck)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la grúa
(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).
The wrecker came to haul away my car after the accident.La grúa vino para arrastrar mi carro después del accidente.
3. (person who salvages)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el desguazador
(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).
The guy who owns that shop is a mechanic, wrecker, and handyman.El tipo que es el dueño de ese taller es mecánico, desguazador y se dedica a arreglar cualquier cosa.
4. (person who demolishes)
a. el demoledor
(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).
, la demoledora
(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).
The wreckers came to demolish the derelict building.Llegaron los demoledores para derribar el edificio abandonado.
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tow truck(
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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. (vehicle)
a. la grúa
(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 car broke down and I am waiting for the tow truck.Se me descompuso el carro y estoy esperando la grúa.
b. el remolque
(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).
(flat bed)
The car's axle broke and we had to put it up on a tow truck.Se rompió el eje de coche y lo tuvimos que subir a un remolque.
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