the Ford/Dodge/Audi = el/la (marca)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by worldspeak, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. worldspeak

    worldspeak Senior Member

    USA
    English-USA & German
    Hi all,
    Sometimes, when you speak of a vehicle (car or truck) in English, you refer to it by its brand alone (the Ford/Dodge/Audi/etc.).
    In my example: "He was the driver of the Ford."
    How would you say this in Spanish (supposing I have already mentioned earlier in the text whether it was a car or truck)?
    Could you say el Ford if it was a carro and la Ford if it was a camioneta?
    Or do you have to say "la camioneta Ford" and el carro Ford?
    Thanks very much
     
  2. micafe

    micafe Senior Member

    United States
    Spanish - Colombia
    Yes, you say "el ford" when talking about a "carro/coche" and "la ford" when talking about a "camioneta".
     
  3. DILETANTE Senior Member

    Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
    Castellano, Argentina
    En mi opinión si dices "el ford" y "la Ford" es suficiente.
    Lo otro es más específico, pero no lo mas usual en conversación.
     
  4. worldspeak

    worldspeak Senior Member

    USA
    English-USA & German
    Very kind of you both, micafe and DILETANTE. Thanks for confirming that for me. The later it gets the more I'm not sure what sounds correct anymore....
     

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