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English translation: The Flintstones Car

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03:41 Jul 31, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: TRONCOMÓVIL
Vehículo de los Picapiedra
Alesa Gonz?lez
Spain
Local time: 02:49
English translation:The Flintstones Car
Explanation:

http://members.nbci.com/pebbZ/

Kind regards.
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Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:49
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
5troncomovil se dice The Flintmobilemariopineda
na +3The Flintstones Car
Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation
na +3Logmobile
José Henrique Lamensdorf
natrunkmobile
marie ryan
naLog Car
Jackie_A
na -1self-propelled carErica Gilligan


  

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28 mins peer agreement (net): +3
The Flintstones Car


Explanation:

http://members.nbci.com/pebbZ/

Kind regards.

Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:49
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 59

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Davorka Grgic: An example of a translation that is much better than the original. Cheers!
22 mins

agree  Patricia Lutteral: Yep! I also agree with Davorka. :-)
2 hrs

agree  Claudia Berison
8 hrs
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49 mins peer agreement (net): +3
Logmobile


Explanation:
If you are not tied to Hanna-Barbera's works and thus free to invent, "logmobile" could be a neat name! ;-)

José Henrique Lamensdorf
Brazil
Local time: 23:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 1

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Davorka Grgic
2 mins

agree  Claudia Berison
8 hrs

agree  Andrea Bullrich: I love this one!
5 days
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
self-propelled car


Explanation:
The car doesn't have a specific name but isn't it self-propelled?

Erica Gilligan
Local time: 21:49
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  xxxtazdog: nope, "through the courtesy of Fred's two feet" (remember the song!)
1 hr
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5 hrs
Log Car


Explanation:
Check out these and other quotes on the ref link included below:

...Bam Bam and Betty driving rolling double "log car"

...Barney in rolling three wheel "log car"


    Reference: http://www.webspan.net/~hazinski/fstone.htm
Jackie_A
United States
Local time: 17:49
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 193
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3 days 12 hrs
trunkmobile


Explanation:
How about this more literal translation? The pronunciation of ...'mobile'could be like ..'mobile' in 'automobile'.
This might be viable as 'troncomóvil' is a fun word anyway and maybe does not really need to be translated in a serious fashion. What do you think?


    a Flintstones' fan
marie ryan
Local time: 02:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 11
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4095 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
troncomovil se dice The Flintmobile


Explanation:
The name of the car was Flintmobile. the cartoon Flintmobile's license plate was XYZ 643, not YABADO as it was in 1994's The Flintstones movie.


    Reference: http://askville.amazon.com/kind-car-Fred-Flintstone-drive-co...
mariopineda
Local time: 17:49
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