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"Én egy buszt látok, nem egy autót."

Translation:I see a bus, not a car.

July 10, 2016

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

why not motor car


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zac2333

Motorcar is a dated word, and not the main term used in any dialect of English.


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

Honestly I've never heard of it before, i doubt it is actually a word though(only word origin i can think of is "motorized carriage", apart from that theres only one type of car so a "motorcar" is redundant


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

Are you from the US? Because "motor car" is a perfectly acceptable word in UK English - just a little formal - you'd see it in a newspaper but it isn't generally used in everyday speech..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zac2333

I've lived in both the UK and US, and will stick to what I wrote before— its usage is highly dated. These days, it's never used in the US, and only used in the UK by the older generation, albeit less and less commonly. For me, for example, it brings to mind images of Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang more so than anything else! Just my opinion :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zac2333

Oh, that's actually very interesting! Thank you for the new information :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

Here in NZ you will certainly hear it. Any news on the radio referring to accidents or congestion always use "motor car" not just "car" and a quick online search of the local press comes up with 162 instances of "motor car" and 346 of "motorcar" on just one site.

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