Cars - passenger compartment / Voitures - habitacle (v)

Useful French vocabulary related to the inside of a car

Vocab

Le siège Seat
Le siège bébé Baby car seat
Le siège auto (child) car seat
Le siège enfant Child car seat
La ceinture de sécurité Safety belt / [US: seatbelt]
Le volant Steering wheel
Le klaxon Horn
Le rétroviseur Rear-view mirror
Le tableau de bord Dashboard
Un autoradio Car radio
La boîte à gants Glove compartment
Le frein à main Handbrake
La pédale d'embrayage Clutch
Le levier de vitesse Gear stick / [US: gearshift]
Changer de vitesse To change gears / [US : to shift gears ]
Passer en première To go into first gear / [US : to shift into first gear]
Passer la première To go into first gear / [US : to shift into first gear]
La plage arrière Parcel shelf / rear shelf / [US: rear dash]
Le coffre Boot / [US: trunk]

Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

LucienC1Kwiziq community member

Le levier de vitesse

Gearshift = gear stick in UK English. 'Gearshift' is an Americanism and your style sheet appears to be to provide a UK English translation followed by US English in square brackets. Similarly UK English would be to 'change gears' not to shift gears, to change into first gear etc.
Asked 2 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Thank you Lucien, all fixed!

Le levier de vitesse

Gearshift = gear stick in UK English. 'Gearshift' is an Americanism and your style sheet appears to be to provide a UK English translation followed by US English in square brackets. Similarly UK English would be to 'change gears' not to shift gears, to change into first gear etc.

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