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What's this? Car vocabulary. Little pink car there, picture of a car, and camera. I guess
I'm teaching you guys car vocabulary today. I actually know this car, this is my daughter's
car. I don't know what it's doing here, but it could be used to teach you guys some English
today. So, that's what we're going to do. All right, let's do this. There's even a marker.
So, hi. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on car vocabulary.
Now, today, we're just going to look at the different parts of a car and their names in
English. And when you're done, you can actually go, do the quiz, test your understanding of
this material.
So, I'm going to look at this car. We'll start from the front. Okay? Here we have these two
lights. Now, these aren't just called "lights" in English. You could say, you know: "My lights
are broken." Or: "The lights are too bright." Specifically, because they're at the front
or at the head of the car, these are called "headlights". Okay? So I'm just going to write
that here, "headlights". Okay. I'm sorry for the writing there.
Now, specifically, you know, when your lights are normal, we call them, you know, your headlights.
When you are driving on a dark country road and you need your headlights to be very bright,
and you need to, you know, click them one further so it's very bright and you can see
further, those are actually called your "high beams". So you can turn your high beams on
or off. So, we have headlights and we also have high beams. So, you know, if you're driving
with a friend and they say: "It's too dark. Turn on the high beams." And if you see another
car coming, you might say: "Whoa, whoa. Turn off the high beams", because you don't want
to blind the other person coming towards you.
Okay, let's turn around. Okay, we have, yeah, we're still going to look at the front. The
front part of your car, and also the back part of your car that protects it from accidents
as much as it can, this is called your "bumper". So it could be your front or your rear bumper.
And we call this one the rear. You can also call it the back, the back bumper or your
front bumper.
All right, here, this big window that we see through, this is called your "windshield"
because it is like a shield from the wind. Right? Okay. So this is the windshield. And
when it rains, you use your "whish, whish, whish, whish". These are called "windshield
wipers", because they wipe. So I'm just going to put in parenthesis here "wipers". So your
windshield and you also have windshield "whish, whish, whish", wipers. All right?
Let's look, hmm, okay. We'll look at the back of the car a little bit. This, here... Now,
again, this is a Volkswagen Beetle so it pops up a little bit. This is called a "hatch".
But, you know, in a normal car, a car like this, where you can place things in the back,
it's called your... I got this. Really, I do. Really. Yeah, that's better. Okay. This
is called your "trunk". The trunk of the car.
Okay?
Now, let's go inside a little bit. If we go inside the car, you have the mirror to see
behind you. And that's here in this car. Probably can't see it on the camera. But this is called
your "rearview mirror". If there are any Pearl Jam fans, of the rock band Pearl Jam, they
have a song called "Rearview Mirror". So you can YouTube "Rearview Mirror" to see a song
by this name.
And then you have the other mirrors that are on the sides. So, because they're on the sides,
you can call them your "side mirrors" or your "sideview mirrors" because they show you the
sides. So, I'm just going to do an arrow here like this. And this is the sideview mirror.
Now, again, if you're in the driver's seat, if you are the driver, you can call it your
"driver side mirror", or if you're a passenger, you can also call it the "passenger side mirror".
All right?
Now, let's look. What are we missing? Hmm. Okay, we got these things here. Generally,
they're black. Right? These are called your "tires". So you can get a flat tire. So, if
your tire blows out on the highway, this would be called a flat tire. A flat tire. You can
also just say: "I got a flat." Or: "I got a flat tire." All right? And the whole thing,
you know, not just the tire but everything inside is called the "wheel". The wheel. So
these are your wheels. "I need to change my wheels or rotate my wheels at the mechanics."
And speaking of wheels, there's one more very important wheel, and that one is inside the
car, the one you use to control it. All right? And in English, we use the verb, "steer".
S-t-e-e-r to control. Okay? And this is why this is actually called not just the wheel
or the controlling wheel, but the "steering wheel". All right? So I'm going to draw a
steering wheel in purple and draw a big arrow over here for the steering wheel.
And one more thing we'll mention is the top of the car, like the roof, is not called a
roof like a roof on your house, but it's actually called the "hood". All right? The hood of
the car. So, lots of arrows. All right.
And you can actually call the front the "hood" as well. So this part here where you open
to see the engine, you can open the hood or you say: "Pop the hood." You can say: "Pop
the hood", for the slang expression to open it.
Okay. Am I missing anything? We got windshield wipers, we have the windshield, and... Oh,
I guess if we're talking about windshield wipers, you have like the liquid that comes
to clean the car. And this isn't just called like, you know, windshield cleaner or something
like this. The actual name if you go to a store, it will say: "windshield washer fluid".
So you have windshield, and I'm going to put another parenthesis here, windshield washer fluid.
You have many types of fluid for a car, too. You have transmission fluid or brake fluid
as well. Okay. I think that's it. Yup. Yeah, I think we're pretty much done.
So, if you want to test your understanding of this car vocabulary, you can check out
the quiz on www.engvid.com. And don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. And I'm
going to go return this to my daughter because I have no idea how this got here. So, here
we go. Just going to turn the key and see you next time. Ahh.
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