the car broke down
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the car broke down(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. el coche se averió
The car broke down on the highway.El coche se averió en la autopista.
b. el coche se estropeó
Alfredo isn't coming. The car broke down, and he's at the mechanic.Alfredo no viene. El coche se estropeó y fue al mecánico.
c. el carro se descompuso
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I have to take the bus. The car broke down last week.Tengo que tomar un autobús. El carro se descompuso la semana pasada.
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