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pièces de rechange

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Naffi74, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Naffi74 Junior Member

    french
    Hello,

    i would like to translate "pièces de rechange". This expression is used in automotive business

    A suggestion ?

    Thanks

    Naffi
     
  2. CARNESECCHI Senior Member

    Auvergne
    French / France
    Hello,
    "spare parts"
    Hope it helps!
     
  3. JeanDeSponde

    JeanDeSponde Senior Member

    France, Lyon area
    France, Français
    Et / ou servicing parts pour des pièces d'entretien (filtre à huile, p. ex.)
     
  4. Naffi74 Junior Member

    french
    je parle du métier de la pièce de rechange chez un constructeur automobile
    ex: Division Pièce et accessoire pour Renault par exemple

    It can be translated by Spare Parts Division ?

    you confirm ?
     
  5. CARNESECCHI Senior Member

    Auvergne
    French / France
  6. wildan1

    wildan1 Moderando ma non troppo

    spare parts--OK, not incorrect, but it sounds a little bit like a junkyard

    if you are speaking about original parts produced by a car manufacturer, they would likely call them replacement parts
     
  7. Hakro

    Hakro Senior Member

    Helsinki, Finland
    Finnish - Finland
    As far as I have seen, spare parts is commonly used also by car and parts manufacturers. I think there's nothing to be ashamed of this expression.
     
  8. CARNESECCHI Senior Member

    Auvergne
    French / France
    Hello,
    When we purchase a new machine, we purchase also some replacement parts for the starting period, before maintenance takes it in its duties. These "doubled elements" are always referenced as "spare parts"
    Hope it helps!
     
  9. wildan1

    wildan1 Moderando ma non troppo

    OK, maybe I interpreted this too narrowly. In AE spare parts does somehow sound second-hand rather than new in the automotive business. So it depends on your use and your audience, Naffi.
     

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