bus

Spanish translation: ómnibus, colectivo, micro

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English term or phrase:bus
Spanish translation:ómnibus, colectivo, micro
Entered by: Andrea Bullrich

06:07 Aug 31, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: bus
The following is what I found in the dictionary for different Spanish speaking countries:
autobús camión(Mex)
ómnibus (Perú, Urug.)

Any other translations for other countries for exemp.
Argentina, Chile, Cuba?

Thanks.
Maira
ómnibus, colectivo, micro
Explanation:
In Argentina, "colectivos" are short-distance buses that cover city areas. "Micros" or "ómnibus" (the latter sounds a bit more formal) are generally used for medium or long distances.
Hope to help.
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Andrea Bullrich
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Summary of answers provided
na +2autobús, autocar
tazdog (X)
na +1ómnibus, colectivo, micro
Andrea Bullrich
na +1Guagua, Colectivo, Transporte Público...
Ivan Sanchez
naómnibus, micro, colectivo/combi (Peru)
Elsa Chu
nacolectivo, ómnibus
marli
naBus (intercity), micro or microbus(city transit)
Atacama
nacamión (de pasajeros), rutera, autobús, omnibús,
Henry Hinds
naMicro, ruletero
Dito
naCamioneta
Dito
naCamello
Dito


  

Answers


9 mins
Camioneta


Explanation:
from Guatemala

Dito
Local time: 20:04
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10 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Guagua, Colectivo, Transporte Público...


Explanation:
También los 'minibuses', 'busetas', etc.
Luck!

Ivan Sanchez
Local time: 15:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Genio: Guagua - Puerto Rico
15 hrs
  -> Thanks, Genio...
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11 mins
Micro, ruletero


Explanation:
for small buses

Dito
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19 mins peer agreement (net): +1
ómnibus, colectivo, micro


Explanation:
In Argentina, "colectivos" are short-distance buses that cover city areas. "Micros" or "ómnibus" (the latter sounds a bit more formal) are generally used for medium or long distances.
Hope to help.

Andrea Bullrich
Local time: 16:04
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1650
Grading comment
All your answers helped me so much!
I wish I could give points to all of you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Paula Serrano: I´m from Buenos Aires, too
2 hrs
  -> Gracias Paula! Nos vemos en algún bondi (de esa me olvidé!) : )
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22 mins
camión (de pasajeros), rutera, autobús, omnibús,


Explanation:
transporte urbano, autobús foráneo, (entre ciudades) en México; en Chile micro, góndola, liebre, autobús, bus.

En Cuba le dicen guagua (en Chile es niño o bebé)

Otros países (?)

Bien variable.


    Exp.
Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 13:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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27 mins
Camello


Explanation:
Converted trucks to carry passengers in Cuba

Dito
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30 mins
Bus (intercity), micro or microbus(city transit)


Explanation:
In Chile

Atacama
Australia
Local time: 03:04
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PRO pts in pair: 75
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1 hr
ómnibus, micro, colectivo/combi (Peru)


Explanation:
Yes, it's true. For the "regular" buses we use "ómnibus" in Peru, we also use "micro".

However, we also have a different kind of smaller transportation vehicles called "colectivo" or "combi". At the beginning, the "combis" were only the VW vehicles model "combi". Now, we have a whole range of transportation vans of all companies (Hyundai, Toyota, etc.) but they are all called the same: "combi". These carry about 12 to 15 people.

We also have a medium-sized kind of bus (20 to 30 people) called also "colectivo" or "custer" due again to the model of the first ones we had.

Combis are short-distance buses that cover city areas. Custers are also used for travelling among cities, depending on the route conditions.

Hope it helps!

Good luck!

Elsa Chu
Local time: 12:04
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
autobús, autocar


Explanation:
In Spain, it's autobús to refer to a city bus (public transport), and autocar to refer to a chartered bus or one that goes between cities.


    I live in Spain
tazdog (X)
Spain
Local time: 21:04
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 910

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agree  Fernando Muela Sopeña
3 hrs

agree  Ariadna Castillo González
6 hrs
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1 day 2 hrs
colectivo, ómnibus


Explanation:
En Buenos Aires la palabra micro es otra opción pero es para viajes de largas distancias.

marli
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