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    hi People,

    Can anybody help me to find the difference between "motor" and "engine" within a context of mechanical (automotive) translation?
    I mean, I'd use "motor" for both terms translated into Spanish...

    Thank you!

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    Default motor está bien

    engine: motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work.
    I´ve not found an english definition for motor. In spanish we use motor for mechanical context.
    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thank you for your reply! Sorry I forgot to tell you before, I guess then that "motor" it is any motor, any device to convert one kind of energy into another. e.g. electric motor.

    "engine" is a "motor de combustión interna".

    Cheers!!!

    Jack

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    Wink motor

    that´s correct: "motor" is right.

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    Although the problem is solved I think this may be of general interest: http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/engine.htm

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    Excelente artículo sobre las palabras engine y motor. Gracias.

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