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"Hast du ein Auto?"

Translation:Do you have a car?

October 28, 2015

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GuitarGuy3826

Is there any difference between ein Auto and ein Fahrzeug?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/biertopf

It's the same difference as between "car" and "vehicle" in English. Autos are Fahrzeuge, but trucks and stuff are Fahrzeuge as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert_Andersson

Is "Automobile" a correct translation of "Auto"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/awefulwaffle

Perhaps a native or advanced German speaker will advise whether "automobile" (English) = "auto" (German) in everyday language.

I checked an online German dictionary. It equated "automobile" (English) with "Automobil" (German).

"Car" is used in everyday N. American English. "Automobile" is a more formal word for car, often used in business contexts, e.g. "automobile manufacturer", "exports of automobiles", "automobile insurance"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert_Andersson

Okay, thank you for responding. Ich danke Ihnen für eure Antwort!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Picardo67

Yes, of course "automobile" is a correct and acceptable translation of "Auto." Admitted that most folks will say "car," - still, "automobile" is the cognate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve83057

Auto in English is the same as car. Do you have an auto- is also correct.

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