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"C'est un camion."

Translation:It is a truck.

April 20, 2018

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

Where I'm from in central Canada we call it a "semi" (short for "semi-trailer" or "semi truck"). This map (https://www.freightwaves.com/news/a-look-at-local-lingo) says that this is common; "tractor trailer" and "eighteen wheeler" also work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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That is a subset of the genre "truck". The French "camion" applies to *any vehicle that is designed to carry heavy loads," not just semi trucks or 18-wheelers.


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

A semi-trailer is un semi-remorque in French.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimonMoron2

Here in England it is a lorry FYI

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