Friday, 23 March 2012

Retrovisor


Today's WOTD is: "retrovisor" = rear view mirror

In Spanish, the noun "retrovisor" is a masculine noun of Latin origin, the meaning of which, in motoring, is rear view mirror.

Some commonly used expressions containing the word "retrovisor" are:
  • Espejo de retrovisor (rear view mirror).
  • Espejos retrovisores exteriores con regulación interior manual (exterior rear view mirrors with internal manual adjustment).
  • Espejos retrovisores exteriores con regulación interior eléctrica (exterior rear view mirrors with internal electrical adjustment).
  • Espejos retrovisores exteriores térmicos (exterior heated rear view mirrors).
  • Espejos retrovisores exteriores abatibles (folding exterior rear view mirrors).
  • Espejos retrovisores exteriores con posición de estacionamiento (exterior rear view mirrors with parking position).
  • Espejo retrovisor antideslumbrante (anti dazzle/ auto diming rear view mirror).

Some examples of the use of the word "retrovisor" are:
  • El retrovisor permite ver lo que hay detrás del vehículo (the rear view mirror allows viwing what is behind our vehicle).
  • Este coche tiene espejos retrovisores exteriores con regulación interior manual (this car has exterior rear view mirrors with internal manual adjustment).
  • Este coche tiene espejos retrovisores exteriores con regulación interior eléctrica (this car has exterior rear view mirrors with internal electrical adjustment).
  • Este coche tiene espejos retrovisores exteriores térmicos (this car has heated exterior rear view mirrors).
  • Este coche tiene espejos retrovisores exteriores abatibles (this car has folding exterior rear view mirrors).
  • Este coche tiene espejos retrovisores exteriores con posición de estacionamiento (this car has exterior rear view mirrors with parking position).
  • Este coche tiene espejo retrovisor antideslumbrante (this car has anti dazzling/ auto dimming rear view mirror).

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "retrovisor" in the YouTube clip: Espejos Retrovisores

For more on the word "retrovisor", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Retrovisor

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “retrovisor” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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