Tuesday, October 27, 2009
How many words are there for car?!
In the same way British and American English differ, there are sometimes even more variations of the same word in Spanish. For instance, if you ask 4 different Spanish-speaking individuals to tell you the Spanish word for “car”, you might get 4 different answers: “el carro”, “el coche”, “el auto”, or “el automóvil”. No need to worry, though. Most Spanish speakers are familiar with the different words that others use. Just be aware that you may not have been taught the “wrong” word, just a different one.