Can You Name All of These Vehicles in Spanish?

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What do they call this general vehicle?

Cars are generally male in the Spanish language. Therefore, this is called "el coche."

What do you call this concept car made by Spanish carmaker SEAT?

Spanish carmaker SEAT made this Bocanegra model. Bocanegra translates to “black mouth.” The car is named as such due to the mouth-like front bumper design that’s colored black.

This car type is called what in Spanish?

A sedan in Spanish is practically the same in English. They call it "el sedán," and pronounce it with their accent.

How about this one?

A truck in Spanish is called "el camión." Looks like it’s also male!

How do they call this?

The SUV is sometimes called "todoterreno SUV" in Spanish. The “all-terrain” concept is attached to the SUV acronym.

What is this?

The convertible is called "coche descapotable" in Spanish. It also transforms the same way.

How about this one?

A race car like this one is called "coche de carreras." They invert the noun and adjective when you translate it.

And this huge truck type is called…?

A typical delivery truck is known as "camión de reparto." Be careful when driving beside it!

This is from an old brand line. To which countries do you think this pertains?

Hispano-Suiza translates to Hispanic-Swiss. The original Spanish carmaker and the Swiss engineer who worked there were the inspiration for the pre-World War II company name.

This basically translates the same way…ish. What is it called?

Tractor is known as "el tractor" in Spanish. That was simple enough, verdad?

This brand’s model roars, so it’s called what?

SEAT is one the current Spanish carmakers that makes many types of vehicles. Their Leon line means “lion.”

This line’s model flies and gallops, so it’s called what?

Pegaso was a former Spanish carmaker of sports cars and other utility vehicles. It means "Pegasus."

It's not too hard to decipher this one! What’s it called?

A wagon in Spanish is simply known as "vagón." Now that wasn’t hard to guess, verdad?

What’s the general term for this vehicle?

A van translates to "la furgoneta." Strange that it’s a bigger vehicle, yet it’s female!

This mimicry of a car is called what?

From 1922-24, a Spanish carmaker made replica-type of early Ford cars. Thus, it’s “another Ford” or Otro Ford.

What do you call this type of two-wheeled vehicle?

The scooter is known as "el escúter." Yes, it’s still male!

The AFA carmaker translates to what?

AFA in English is Aymerich Automobile Factory. In Spanish, it’s Aymerich Fábrica de Automoviles.

This war vehicle is known as what?

A tank is called "el tanque." War vets know this one!

This typical passenger ride is known as what?

When in Spanish-speaking countries, better try finding an "autobús." It’s what they call a typical passenger bus.

This high-flying Barreiros brand is known as what?

The Cóndor simply translates into a "condor." It’s a cool brand!

Meanwhile, a smaller version of a passenger vehicle is called what?

"El microbús" is how Spanish speakers call a minibus. Remember that when traveling!

This specialized brand translates to which nationalities?

Unlike the pre-war and wartime Hispano-Suiza, Hispano Alemán existed during the ‘70s. This Spanish brand means Hispanic German.

This long ride is called what?

A train is simply known as "el tren." Travelers, take note!

This old type of vehicle is called what?

A caravan translates to "la caravana." Not so difficult to understand, that one.

This kinda long public transport is known as what?

The tram is known as "el tranvía." Anything long is kind of male, right?

What kind of truck is this?

A fire truck is known as "camión de bomberos." "Bombero" is fireman.

This brand exceeds expectations for SEAT, and is known as what?

SEAT Exeo actually got its brand name from the Latin word "exire" which translates as “to go beyond.” But that’s what the Spanish term also means, which is "exceeder" or, in English, it's “to exceed.”

The IPV line translates to this.

IPV spells as Investigación y Proyectos de Vehículos Especiales but it translates to Research and Projects of Special Vehicles. IPV manufactured very heavy type vehicles in Spain, but it went bankrupt in the mid-2000s.

This sports car is known as what?

Taurus is the English translation of Tauro. No wonder a sports car is named after it!

This ancient type of vehicle is known as what?

A carriage is known as a "carruaje." That wasn’t so hard to translate, verdad?

How about this tow truck?

A tow truck is known as "camión de remolque." This might be handy to know for foreign motorists.

The SAVA brand spells out as what?

The simple translation of the SAVA brand is Automobile Motor Corporation. However, Sociedad Anónima de Vehículos Automoviles literally means an Anonymous Society of Automotive Vehicles. Fancy that.

This two-wheeled ride is known as what?

A typical motorcycle is known as "la motocicleta." Ride it!

How about this two-wheeled one?

The moped is called "el ciclomotor" in Spanish. Cute enough!

For the cold weather, this one is known as what?

A snowmobile is known as "el motonieve." Yep, nieve is snow!

For the greens, this one is known as what?

A golf cart simply translates to "carro de golf."

This Barreiros make's last word translates to what?

Barreiros Simca 1000 Automático is a specific type of Spanish-made car. Yes, the last word means automatic.

This old manufacturer might have held horses before. What’s it called?

"The stable" is the translation of La Cuadra. It was a late 1800s-early 1900s Spanish car brand.

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Hola! Que tal? We hope you're doing fine right now to try this happy code-switching quiz of ours!

Do you like driving and anything road-related? Even if it's just a leisurely driving pace or the adrenaline-pumping race kind of driving, this quiz might be enjoyable for you, especially if you love languages!

So what's the deal with the dual-language quiz? Well, it's an easy enough challenge for those who know their cars, their vehicle types, and their basic Spanish. We will be posting some cool and classic car brands made by car manufacturers in Spain. We hope you can guess the English translation and meanings of some of their cute car brands and models. We promise this will be a hoot!

If you're also into traveling, it sure pays to know basic words in a place where you're traveling. And most often, the first words you need to learn are connected to public transportation (and even private types)! It's not just a matter of knowing how and when to ride, but it pays very much to know what those vehicles are called in their language.

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