"Yo tengo un carro viejo."

Translation:I have an old car.

4 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mike479471

Is there any real difference between carro and coche?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paul862466

The only difference is they're used in different places. Coche in Spain, Carro in Latin America.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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Also coche in Latin America. And auto in Latin America. LatAm is large. :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sidney369633

Tell me about it!

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/franeek83
franeek83
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Thanks for info

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Patricia460976

Auto in Chile.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maiouni

Also carro in Spain is for example what farmers used to tie to horses for them to pull it, and in Latin Spanish means car. In Spain car is named coche.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bushcaptain

Think the carro refers to a wagon and are also used for shopping cart(carrito). Coche is a more modern version.. Not native spanish but i live in spain

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/44767mt

When are the bosses at DL going to clear up this confusion? The Castillian Spanish (proper Spanish) word is COCHE. The South American word is CARRO. As we are supposed to be learning Castillian Spanish, since the DL "upgrade" a few weeks ago there have been numerous SA words introduced - all they do is confuse ! 20th Sept 2018.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Patricia460976

Not in Chile. In Chile they say "auto."

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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Duolingo aims to teach "Spanish", so that you can understand and use it anywhere without much hassle, and not a specific dialect, although in their introduction paragraph they say that it's "a version of Spanish closer to what you'd hear in Latin America than in Spain".

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LalitMahap
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So does "I" have emphasis in such sentences?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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Yeah, you would put the yo mostly to clear up who you're talking about, or to put special emphasis on yourself.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Martyn731976
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Y un burro viejo tambiƩn

2 days ago
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