Learn vocabulary about CARS in English

Learn vocabulary about CARS in English


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.