Thursday, 20 August 2015

Autobús

Today's word is: "autobús" = bus


In Spanish, “autobús* is a masculine noun of French origin meaning bus, and used as in:
  • Fuimos al aeropuerto en autobús (we went to the airport by bus);






Some Spanish expressions with the word “autobús” are:
  • Andar en autobús (to travel by bus)
    • A Pedro le gusta mucho andar en autobús (Pedro really likes travelling by bus)
  • Autobús del aeropuerto (airport bus)
  • Autobús de dos pisos (double decker bus)
  • Autobús expreso (express bus)
  • Autobús urbano (city/ town public bus)
  • Bajarse del autobús (to get off the bus)
  • Chófer de autobús (bus driver)
  • Coger** el autobús (to catch the bus)
  • Conductor de autobús (bus driver)
  • Ir en autobús (to go by bus)
  • Línea de autobús (bus line)
  • Subirse al autobús (to get on the bus)
  • Tomar el autobús (to catch the bus)


Notes
*It should be noted that the use of the English term bus -with Spanish pronunciation, is quite common.

**Remember that “coger” is a verb which in some parts, especially in the Americas, has a sexual connotation and may be liable to misinterpretation.



Love-Spanish.com loves the word "autobús" in the YouTube clip: Pepe Aguilar - El autobús

For more on the word "autobús", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Autobús

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

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