Un Pocito de Bike Lingo And Helpful Words

Bike Argentina with TWV and learn Spanish

While my knowledge on the Spanish language is mainly influenced by Colombian Spanish, there is certainly plenty of cross over with Argentine Spanish, especially in the domains of the biking world. Below you will find a list of Spanish words and phrases that may be helpful if you find yourself in a bind or perhaps wanting to converse a little with the locals you might meet.

English Spanish Pronunciation

“Bicyle” à Bicicleta à Bi-si-kl-et-a

“Bike seat” à Cillin à Si-yeen

“Tire” à Coraza à Ko-ra-za

“Spokes” à Radius à Ra-di-us

“Inner tube” à Neumatico à Ne-u-ma-ti-ko

“Chain” à Cadena à Ka-de-na

“Breaks” à Frenos à Fren-ohs

“Gears” à Cambios à K-am-bi-ohs

“Handle bars" à Cabrilla or manubrio à Ka-bri-ya or man-u-bri-oh

“Pedals” à Pedales à Ped-al-es

“Please” à Por favor à Poor fav-or

“Thank you” à Gracias à Grass-i-as

“Your welcome” à De nada or es un placer à De na-da or Es un pla-ser

“How are you?” à Como estas? à Ko-mo es-tas

“My name is ___” à Mi nombre es à Me nom-brey es

“I am from ____” à Yo soy de à Yoh soy de _____

“How much for this?” à Cuanto vale esto? à Ku-an-toh va-le –est-toh?

“What time is it?” à Qué hora es? à k-e oh-ra es?

“I am going to ____” à Estoy viajando a ____ à Es-toy vi-a-han-do a ____

“We were in ______” à Estuvimos en _____ à Es-two-vi-mohs en______

While I can’t cover the entirety of the Spanish language hopefully you may find some of the words and phrases above helpful on your trip or in your daily life.


Sara, Two Wheel View Participant 2012

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