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Spanish - English Motorcycle Terminology


By: Dave Hodgson


Following the purchase of a motorbike in the barrio of Malvin in Montevideo the author has had occasional requirements to visit mechanics / sales people and discuss various items regarding motorcycles, cars and the mechanical components of both.

This artcile provides a list of useful vocabulary that he has recorded during this process; translations are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate but they have been learned to interaction with locals.

This list is not designed to be exhaustive but may prove useful if anyone is dealing with mechanics in particular, most of the ones I have met do not speak English but with some perseverance it is perfectly possible to make your message understood - never under estimate the power of sound effects and charades in the absence of the correct words.

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