The Alternative French Dictionary: automobile

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Entry definition

automobile etymology auto + mobile, as the vehicle is powered by an engine rather than pulled by horses. pronunciation
  • /ɔ.tɔ.mɔ.bil/
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  1. automotive
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  1. automobile exampleL’automobile est un moyen de déplacement pratique à la campagne, mais cher et polluant. The automobile is a practical means of travel in the countryside, but it's expensive and polluting.
Synonyms: (informal) auto, (France, informal) bagnole, (France, informal) caisse, (Quebec) char, (France, informal) tire, voiture
  • German: Automobil
  • Russian: автомоби́ль 〈avtomobílʹ〉

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