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Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by lazarus78, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. lazarus78 Senior Member

    Sarajevo - BiH
    Spain - Spanish
    Hi people!

    Does anyone know what's the expression for the "grúa" that takes your car when is parked in an unauthorized place? I guess both breackdown van and tow truck refer to assistance when a car has a problem.

    Thanks a lot and regards!
     
  2. Masood Senior Member

    Leicester, England
    British English
    Hola
    En inglés británico: Tow truck.

    (Para que lo sepas, tow rima con go, más o menos).
     
  3. lazarus78 Senior Member

    Sarajevo - BiH
    Spain - Spanish
    O sea que es la misma expresión, eh?

    ¡Gracias, sobre todo por la rima! Si un día me decido a hacer poesía en inglés, ahí tengo un fácil pareado :p
     
  4. juandiego

    juandiego SE modera

    Granada. España
    Spanish from Spain
    In my lenguage it is:
    They've f*¡?x@|ºed my car.
     
  5. cirrus

    cirrus Senior Member

    Warwick
    UK English
    Tow truck - it's the same word whether the car is going to a pound or to a garage. However breakdown truck would only be for repairs.
     

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